Chapter 1. What is Express?

This chapter is a beginner-friendly introduction to Express. Along with the basics, you will learn about the core concepts and components that make up an Express app. While we won't be doing a lot of coding in this time, the chapter will orient and condition you to Express, which will prepare you for the upcoming chapters.

Do not skip this chapter, the material covered here provide the map and compass to your journey of learning Express.

What is Express?

Express is a minimal yet flexible and powerful web development framework for the Node.js (Node) platform.

What do we mean by minimal yet flexible and powerful?

Express is minimal because it does not come loaded with all sorts of functionality, which makes it a bloat-free ...

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