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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

Creating text content

As seen in some of the examples, adding text to a tag is just about putting it right after a tag:



div Here goes some text

<div>Here goes some text</div>

p One-line paragraph

<p>One-line paragraph</p>

button Click Me

<button>Click Me</button>

The preceding method works very well for single-line text, but it cannot handle multiline text. So how do we write multiline text?

There are two ways of handling this: text blocks defined using the bar notation and the dot notation.

The bar notation uses the vertical bar character (|) to mark the contents of a text block. The text block should be indented within the containing tag:



  | one two
  | buckle my shoe

  one two
  buckle my shoe

  | step 1
  |   step 2
  |     step 3

<pre>step 1
  step 2
    step 3</pre>

Text blocks can also be used seamlessly with other nested elements, as shown in the following...