Plain old vanilla Node by itself is not a very good solution for creating web applications. You will have to write a heck of a lot of boilerplate code just to get off the ground. All of the pieces are there, but why go through all that trouble when somebody has already done it for us!
In this chapter:
I will introduce you to the Express.js web application framework
We will write the basic Node.js code necessary to bootstrap a server
We will also take a look at what's necessary to migrate to Express.js v4