MongoDB and Mongoose - Create and Save a Record of a Model


I’m opening a new issue on this because it is using GitPod. I am experiencing the same issue as this post last September. My submission is tested for a few moments, then gives a timed out error. I have confirmed that the connection is working and that the schema/model are created per specifications.


let personSchema=new mongoose.Schema({
  name: {type: String, required: true},
  age: Number,
  favoriteFoods: [String]

// A model is a document instance. 
let Person=mongoose.model('Person',personSchema);
const createAndSavePerson = (done) => {
  // Creating a document instance of Person
  let Adrian=new Person({name:'Adrian',age:15,favoriteFoods:['Pizza','Apple Pie']});,data){


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MongoDB and Mongoose - Create and Save a Record of a Model

The definition of timed out means the server is down or its not responding for some reason so I don’t see this as a client issue however there are workarounds.

Here are some troubleshooting resources for GitPod:

  • Contact Gitpod

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When I submit I get a 500 back which usually suggests a server crash with these challenges. Do you not see any errors in the server console after you submit it and the tests run?