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Express Web Application Development

By : Hage Yaaapa
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Express Web Application Development

By: Hage Yaaapa

Overview of this book

Express is a minimal and flexible node.js web application framework, providing a robust set of features for building single and multi-page, and hybrid web applications. It provides a thin layer of features fundamental to any web application, without obscuring features that developers know and love in node.js. "Express Web Application Development" is a comprehensive guide for those looking to learn how to use the Express web framework for web application development. Starting with the initial setup of the Express web framework, "Express Web Application Development" helps you to understand the fundamentals of the framework. By the end of "Express Web Application Development", you will have acquired enough knowledge and skills to create production-ready Express apps. All of this is made possible by the incremental introduction of more advanced topics, starting from the very essentials. On the way to mastering Express for application development, we teach you the more advanced topics such as routes, views, middleware, forms, sessions, cookies and various other aspects of configuring an Express application. Jade; the recommended HTML template engine, and Stylus; the CSS pre-processor for Express, are covered in detail. Last, but definitely not least, Express Web Application Development also covers practices and setups that are required to make Express apps production-ready.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Express Web Application Development
About the Author
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Empowering Express with Node modules

Express does not come packed with a huge bunch of built-in libraries to perform tasks that are beyond a basic website. Express is very minimal. But that does not mean that it is not capable of performing complex tasks.

You have a huge collection of Node modules on the npm registry that can be easily plugged in to your app and used for performing all sorts of tasks in the app.

In Chapter 1, What is Express?, we were introduced to Node modules, and we learned how to write them. We also found out that they can be used to modularly extend the power and capability of Express.

You could write your own Node modules to accomplish many things, but anything you are trying to achieve, probably there is an excellent open source Node module out there already. You just need to find the right module, install it, and use it in your app.


The npm registry/network in a publicly available online resource where Node developers publish their Node modules. These modules are...