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Learning Node.js Development

By : Andrew Mead
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Learning Node.js Development

By: Andrew Mead

Overview of this book

Learning Node.js Development is a practical, project-based book that provides you with all you need to get started as a Node.js developer. Node is a ubiquitous technology on the modern web, and an essential part of any web developers' toolkit. If you are looking to create real-world Node applications, or you want to switch careers or launch a side project to generate some extra income, then you're in the right place. This book has been written around a single goal—turning you into a professional Node developer capable of developing, testing, and deploying real-world production applications. Learning Node.js Development is built from the ground up around the latest version of Node.js (version 9.x.x). You'll be learning all the cutting-edge features available only in the latest software versions. This book cuts through the mass of information available around Node and delivers the essential skills that you need to become a Node developer. It takes you through creating complete apps and understanding how to build, deploy, and test your own Node apps. It maps out everything in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow package designed to get you up and running quickly.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Testing the Express application

In this section, we'll be setting up an Express app and then, we'll look at how we can test it to verify that the data that comes back from our routes is what the user should be getting. Now before we do any of that, we will need to create an Express server and that's the goal of this section.

Setting up testing for the Express app

We'll start with installing Express. We'll use npm i, which is short for install, to install Express. Remember, you could always replace install with i. We'll grab the most recent version, @4.16.2. Now, we'll be using the save flag as opposed to the save dev flag that we've used for testing in the previous chapter:

npm i express...