I am having trouble finding an absolute, bare bones from scratch tutorial. I have written an app in node JS that writes directly to and reads from MongoDB, I made a reverse proxy that is written in nodejs that points my domain subfolders to different ports for parse-server and parse dash (eg: site.com/parse, site.com/dash).
I see tutorials on the parse wiki and things of that nature, but they just do a section at a time, and do not seem to tie things together in a way that makes sense to me. Is there any sort of step by step tutorial that anyone knows of that starts with the basics, just as, you make a file called something.js, you put require =("parse") or whatever it needs, it creates the server port, then shows how to use an html page to write data to parse, and then read it back to the page. I am not sure why I can not grasp how parse works vs just simply writing to mongo, but the rest of my pals who are working on a project that I am trying to help on are all using it and I just can not find a tutorial that explains exactly why you would want / need parse over just writing to mongodb directly as I had before. I would like to know, but can not find good enough explanations, even in their official documentation, it just is not "clicking" for me. Even just a single application that uses node, parse, express, and has a form that writes and reads something like a user registration form, or just simple form data and then displays it would make all the difference.
If anyone knows a full on tutorial I can look at, I would greatly appreciate it!