Getting Started with Express JS

Here is a short tutorial on Express.js:

  1. Install Node.js and npm (Node Package Manager) if you don’t have it already.
  2. Create a new directory for your Express project and navigate to it in the terminal.
  3. Initialize a new npm project by running npm init in the terminal and following the prompts.
  4. Install Express.js by running npm install express in the terminal.
  5. Create a new file named app.js and open it in your code editor.
  6. Require Express at the top of the file:
javascriptCopy codeconst express = require('express');
const app = express();
  1. Define a simple route that returns a message:
javascriptCopy codeapp.get('/', (req, res) => {
  res.send('Hello, Express!');
  1. Start the Express application by running the following code at the bottom of the app.js file:
javascriptCopy codeapp.listen(3000, () => {
  console.log('Express app listening on port 3000');
  1. Run the application in the terminal by running node app.js.
  2. Visit http://localhost:3000 in your browser to see the message returned by the route.
  3. Add additional routes to the application as needed, using the app.get method to handle GET requests, or the method to handle POST requests.
  4. Use the res.render method to render HTML templates and pass data to them. You will need to install a template engine such as EJS, Jade, or Handlebars and configure it for use with your Express application.

This tutorial provides a simple introduction to building web applications with Express.js. With its fast, minimalist design and powerful features, Express is a great choice for building web applications and APIs with Node.js.

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