I have been taking some tutorials on the following three technologies. The main tutorial I am checking out is:
What I see so far is very good. I am looking for a setup that is clean to work with objects similar in nature from db to front end. So far, mongoDB gives me this ability with its use of BSON objects.
In addition, I have found Express a very nice package for creating REST applications with node js. I still want to finish some other tutorials, but most likely will start building my front end interface and test building an application with these technologies.