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JavaScript User Authentication With Express and Mongo Improving the App with Custom Middleware Next Steps

Adam Beer
Adam Beer
11,314 Points

(Off topic) Thank you so much Dave.

Thank you so much this course Dave McFarland! This is my best course. It was fun and I enjoyed the all course. Thanks!!

Rich Donnellan
Rich Donnellan
Treehouse Moderator 27,671 Points

Tagging Dave McFarland for ya.

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Dave McFarland
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher

Hi Adam Beer

Sorry! I just saw this. Thanks so much!!!!! I'm glad you liked the course and thanks for being a Treehouse student!

Neil Bircumshaw
Neil Bircumshaw
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 14,597 Points

Thanks also Dave McFarland ! Your videos are so to the point and explain every little thing in detail, you really pick up on things that a newbie might go "what does he mean by that" and then you explain it straight away, you're a fantastic teacher buddy!

Finley Williamson
Finley Williamson
11,375 Points

One more time, thank you Dave McFarland !!! Your tutorials are helpful and informative ^__^ One more step on the road to becoming a developer!

Dave McFarland is one of the best teachers indeed. i understood the core concepts and stuff very easily and the teaching method is very supportive for beginners.

Yeah, this was by far the best authentication (I tried all Javascript-Node-Express-React and Spring ones) course at Treehouse I think. I couldn't understand that session stuff and here I finally got good, simple explanation. Other courses cover only Basic Auth what means adding credentials to every request what is not a good idea, or storing user data in cookies what is even worse. Or giving us just a little explanation saying that "stuff gets done behind the courtain" (now I'm talking about Spring ones). I'm still learning, I'm not professional developer, but this session stuff feels much more legit than those I mentioned earlier. Also MongoDB gives really good feeling of working with real database, not some fake json/data object stored in some folder in project directory.

Thanks Dave McFarland !