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Programming Web Applications with Node, Express and Pug

Book Description

Learn how to program modern web applications using the full Node.js platform, including Node.js on the server, Express for middleware and routing, and Pug (formerly Jade) to simplify the creation of views.

Node.js is the foundation of all full JavaScript apps and plenty of books cover its full usage. This book focuses on how to use it to create server-based, modern web applications. Using Node.js alongside Express and Pug - the brand new version of Jade - you can create modern web applications solely using JavaScript. This book teaches you how to structure and build your app from scratch, and make development easy.

What You Will Learn

  • Use NodeJS in general and particularly the features require to create web applications

  • Understand middleware and how to develop using the Express framework

  • Explore the template engine Pug (formerly Jade) and how you can integrate it with Express

  • Set up a complete development environment on both Linux and Windows

Who This Book Is For

Developers of web applications who come from Java/J2EE, ASP.NET, PHP, Ruby on Rails and want to explore the capabilities of JavaScript based server apps. It's suitable for beginners that have a basic understanding of JavaScript already.