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Web Development with MongoDB and NodeJS - Second Edition by Jason Krol, Bruno Joseph D'mello, Mithun Satheesh

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Chapter 4. Introducing Express

When we need to build a full-fledged web application, writing the whole application from scratch is not the best approach to take. We can think of using a well-maintained and well-written web application framework to build our application to reduce the development effort and increase the maintainability.

In this chapter:

  • We will explore the Express.js web application framework
  • We will explore the various elements of Express.js
  • We will develop the necessary code to bootstrap a web application using Express

Web application frameworks

Simply put, a web framework makes it easier to develop a web application. Consider the aspect of breaking down commonly used functionality into reusable modules. That is exactly what frameworks ...

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