Chapter 2. Adding Functionality by Routing Requests

In the last chapter, we saw what a sample route looks like in both vanilla Node and hapi, and how hapi is more configuration-oriented in its routing definition. In this chapter, I will expand on how hapi handles routing, making it easy to add routes in a scalable manner while being able to avoid making unnecessary mistakes. If you haven't got much experience with building web servers, this chapter will also be a good foundation in routing, covering the following topics:

  • Adding and configuring routes in hapi
  • The hapi routing algorithm
  • The hapi request life cycle
  • The hapi request object
  • The reply interface
  • Serving static files
  • Using templating engines to serve view

By the end of this chapter, you will ...

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