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Node Cookbook by David Mark Clements

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Making an Express web app

In this recipe, we're going to combine a lot of previous recipes together, also throwing in a few extra Express features (such as app mounting) in order to create the foundations of an Express-based web app with integrated administration features.

Getting ready

Let's start fresh, from the command line we say:

express profiler

Profiler is the name of our new app, it will be a profile manager for members of the Node community.

We need to edit package.json to say:

{
    "name": "Profiler"
  , "version": "0.0.1"
  , "private": true
  , "dependencies": {
      "express": "2.5.8"
    , "jade": ">= 0.0.1"
    , "stylus": "0.27.x"
    , "mongoskin": "0.3.6"     
  }
}

We've set the name to Profiler adding stylus and mongoskin, setting stricter version requirements ...

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