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  • May 20, 2016

Developing a RESTful Node.js and HTML5 application to Oracle Application Container Cloud

Juergen Kress
PaaS Partner Adoption

clip_image001This tutorial shows you how to create and deploy a Node.js RESTful application to Oracle Application Container Cloud additionally, you create an HTML5 application to test your REST service locally and in the cloud.

Time to Complete
  • Server Development: 30 minutes
  • Client Development: 30 minutes
  • Cloud Deployment: 40 minutes

Oracle Application Container Cloud lets you run Node.js applications in the cloud. Node.js is a lightweight and efficient platform for building and running microservices. Node.js is sometimes referred to simply as Node.


For this project, you create a Node.js REST web service and an HTML5 and JavaScript client. These are two separate applications. To keep your files sorted and prevent confusion, you create two different folders and put the files of each application inside:

The completed project, the MessageBoard application, provides a simple forum with topics and comments. Using REST, you provide access to the list of topics in the forum, as well as details of a particular topic. Data is exchanged using JavaScript Object Notation (JSON). Read the tutorial here.

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