In this book, we take you on a fun, hands-on and pragmatic journey to learning MERN stack development. You’ll start building your first MERN stack app within minutes. Every chapter is written in a bite-sized manner and straight to the point as I don’t want to waste your time (and most certainly mine) on the content you don’t need. In the end, you will have the skills to create a Movies review app and deploy it to the Internet.In the course of this book, we will cover:Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: MongoDB OverviewChapter 3: Setting Up MongoDB Atlas Cloud DatabaseChapter 4: Adding Sample DataChapter 5: Setting Up Our Node.js, Express BackendChapter 6: Creating Our Backend ServerChapter 7: Creating The Movies Data Access ObjectChapter 8: Creating The Movies ControllerChapter 9: Testing Our Backend APIChapter 10: Leaving Movie ReviewsChapter 11: Testing The Reviews APIChapter 12: Route To Get A Single Movie And Its RatingsChapter 13: Introduction To ReactChapter 14: Create Navigation Header BarChapter 15: Defining Our RoutesChapter 16: MovieDataService: Connecting To The BackendChapter 17: MoviesList ComponentChapter 18: Movie ComponentChapter 19: Listing ReviewsChapter 21: Adding And Editing ReviewsChapter 22: Deleting A ReviewChapter 23: Get Next Page’s ResultsChapter 24: Get Next Page’s Results - Search By Title And RatingChapter 25: Deploying Backend On HerokuChapter 26: Hosting And Deploying Our React Frontend The goal of this book is to teach you MERN stack development in a manageable way without overwhelming you. We focus only on the essentials and cover the material in a hands-on practice manner for you to code along.Working Through This BookThis book is purposely broken down into short chapters where the development process of each chapter will center on different essential topics. The book takes a practical hands on approach to learning through practice. You learn best when you code along with the examples in the book.RequirementsNo previous knowledge on Node.js or React development is required, but you should have basic programming knowledge. It will be a helpful advantage if you could read through my Node, Express book and React book first which will provide you will better insight and deeper knowledge into the various technologies. But even if you have not done so, you should still be able to follow along.