Chapter 2. Your First Express App

This chapter is about understanding the core structural and functional aspects of an Express app. We will start with a very basic app and proceed to make it gradually more complex by introducing the components of a relatively advanced Express app one after another.

This chapter is essential to develop a very good understanding of what an Express app is made up of, and how it works.

You will learn the following in this chapter:

  • How to create a very basic Express app
  • How to define basic routes and handle them
  • How to use views
  • How to include CSS, JavaScript, and images in the app
  • How to use middleware
  • How to include Node modules in the app
  • How to log requests to the app
  • How to configure the app
  • How to run the app in different ...

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