SummaryExpress in Action is a carefully designed tutorial that teaches you how to build web applications using Node and Express Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications About the Technology Expressjs is a web application framework for Nodejs 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 BookExpress 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 processWhat s Inside Simplify Node app setup with ExpressTesting Express applicationsUse Express for easy access to Node featuresData storage with MongoDBCovers Expressand Expressalpha 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 Table of Contents PARTINTROWhat is Express The basics of NodejsFoundations of ExpressPARTCOREMiddlewareRoutingBuilding APIsViews and templates Pug and EJSPARTEXPRESS IN CONTEXTPersisting your data with MongoDBTesting Express applicationsSecurityDeployment assets and HerokuBest practices