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Express in Action

Writing, building, and testing Node.js applications
Evan M. Hahn
  • April 2016
  • ISBN 9781617292422
  • 256 pages
  • printed in black & white
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Chock-full of helpful examples for both the novice and advanced user.

Jeff Smith, Single Source Systems
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Express in Action is a carefully designed tutorial that teaches you how to build web applications using Node and Express.

about the technology

Express.js is a web application framework for Node.js. Express organizes your server-side JavaScript into testable, maintainable modules. It provides a powerful set of features to efficiently manage routes, requests, and views along with beautiful boilerplate for your web applications. Express helps you concentrate on what your application does instead of managing time-consuming technical details.

about the book

Express in Action teaches you how to build web applications using Node and Express. It starts by introducing Node's powerful traits and shows you how they map to the features of Express. You'll explore key development techniques, meet the rich ecosystem of companion tools and libraries, and get a glimpse into its inner workings. By the end of the book, you'll be able to use Express to build a Node app and know how to test it, hook it up to a database, and automate the dev process.

what's inside

  • Simplify Node app setup with Express
  • Testing Express applications
  • Use Express for easy access to Node features
  • Data storage with MongoDB
  • Covers Express 4 and Express 5 alpha

about the reader

To get the most out of this book, you'll need to know the basics of web application design and be proficient with JavaScript.

about the author

Evan Hahn is an active member of the Node and Express community and contributes to many open source JavaScript projects.

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Everything you need to know to develop robust applications

Paul Shipley, DTS Food Laboratories

Take the pain out of Node.js with Express in Action!

William E. Wheeler, author of Spring in Practice

The fast track to developing versatile HTTP applications.

Ruben Verborgh, Ghent University – iMinds
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