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Node Web Development - Second Edition by David Herron

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Getting started with Express

Express is a web application framework built upon Connect (a middleware framework). This means that the focus of Express is on constructing an application that includes providing a template system, whereas the focus of Connect is on web server infrastructural support.

The home page for Connect is http://senchalabs.github.com/connect/.

The home page for Express is http://expressjs.com/.

Shortly, we'll be implementing a simple application to calculate Fibonacci numbers using Express, and in later chapters we'll be doing quite a bit more with Express. We'll also be exploring how to mitigate the performance problems from the computationally intensive code we discussed earlier.

Before we start implementing the Fibonacci application, ...

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