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Sams Teach Yourself Node.js in 24 Hours by George Ornbo

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Hour 6. Introducing Express

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• What Express is and how you can use it

• Creating a basic site with Express

• Using Jade as a template engine within Express

What Is Express?

Express is a web framework for Node.js. Web applications share common patterns, so using a framework is often a good idea. You will find that you can develop faster and write applications on top of stable, tested code.

Some other web frameworks that you may be familiar with are

• Ruby on Rails (Ruby)

• Sinatra (Ruby)

• Django (Python)

• Zend (PHP)

• CodeIgniter (PHP)

Why Use Express?

Express is a lightweight framework, which means that it does not make too many assumptions but gives you enough to avoid reinventing the wheel.

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