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Learning Node.js, Second Edition by Marc Wandschneider

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7. Building Web Applications with Express

Thus far, you have been learning the fundamentals and core concepts of Node.js; armed with these ideas, you have built some simple applications, although you’ve had to write a lot of code to do some reasonably basic things. It’s time to change gears a bit and start building more interesting web applications, using one of the biggest strengths of Node: the huge collection of libraries and modules available to you through npm. Now that you understand the core workings of Node and modules, it’s time to start finding ways to make your life significantly easier and your development much faster.

In this chapter, you start working with express, a web application framework for Node. It takes care of many of the ...

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