Been a while, but I published another tutorial on building a starter application. This time we show how to use NodeJS and ExpressJS to build a basic CRUD application and use a free MongoDB host to persist data.
You can find the tutorial here: https://www.codementor.io/@garethdwyer/building-a-crm-app-with-nodejs-repl-it-and-mongodb-119r72mczg
Comment below or on codementor with any questions or issues!
And shout if you have any requests for what the next tutorial should cover.