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