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Practical Node.js: Building Real-World Scalable Web Apps by Azat Mardan

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CHAPTER 2

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Using Express.js 4 to Create Node.js Web Apps

It’s only logical that, by using frameworks, software engineers become more productive and can achieve results faster. Often, the results are of a better quality because the frameworks are used and maintained by many other developers and contributors. Even if developers build everything from scratch, they end up with their own framework in the end. It’s just a very customized one!

Node.js is a relatively young platform when it comes to frameworks (unlike Ruby or Java), but there’s already a leader that has become a de facto standard used in the majority of Node.js projects: Express.js.

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