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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
About the Reviewers

Setting and getting application options

An Express application has a set of predefined application variables that are used to configure various options of the app. These variables are used for setting various dynamic aspects of the app and can be set using the app.set() method. So far we have used two of them:

app.set('view engine', 'jade');
app.set('views', './views');

The values of application variables can be retrieved using the corresponding app.get() method.

The following table lists all the options that can be configured in an Express app:




The environment the app is running on. Not recommended to set manually. You will read more about this in the next section.

trust proxy

Enables reverse proxy.

jsonp callback name

Callback name for JSONP requests.

json replacer

The JSON replacer callback.

json spaces

The amount of space for indenting JSON responses.

case sensitive routing

Makes route names case-sensitive.

strict routing

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