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Building a Website with Node.js and Express.js
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Building a Website with Node.js and Express.js

with Ray Villalobos

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2h 46m Intermediate Jun 20, 2014

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JavaScript is the language for adding interactivity to a website, but there's so much more it can do. Enter Node.js and Express.js, two technologies that extend the capabilities of JavaScript. The Node platform allows you to develop server-side applications with JavaScript that you can then easily publish as websites with the Express framework. In this course, Ray Villalobos walks through the entire process of creating a website on a server with Node.js and Express.js. After going over the installation process, Ray shows how to build a basic application, control the state of an application with routing, and use templates and partials. Then he demonstrates how to quickly structure a site with Express Generator, work with models and views, and publish the final website using Heroku.

Note: This course is intended for intermediate front-end web developers who are familiar with creating web projects and understand JavaScript basics.

Topics include:
  • Installing Node.js and Express.js
  • Exploring the Node Package Manager
  • Creating and modularizing routes
  • Using templates
  • Adding partials
  • Using the Express Generator
  • Preparing your site structure
  • Adding static content
  • Importing your data
  • Passing custom data through routes
  • Publishing your application
Subjects:
Web Web Design Projects Web Development
Software:
Node.js Express.js
Author:
Ray Villalobos

Welcome

Hey there, this is Ray Villalobos, style finder at lynda.com. Welcome to Building Websites with Node and Express j.s. If you're familiar with Java Script, you probably know that it's a language that is normally used to add interactive features to your website. Node js allows you to create websites that use Java Script not only on the client, but also on the server. In this course, I'm going to show you how to work with Node.js to launch a real website, on a server, using Java Script.

I'll start by talking about what Node is and how JavaScript applications work on the server. Plus, how to install packages and plug ins to extend the capabilities of the language. Then I'll talk about Express.js. A framework that makes it easy to publish sites on top of Node.js. I'll show you how to create a basic application, how to work with routes, templates, and partials. And I'll show you how to use the express generator to quickly scaffold the website. Finally, we'll put together a real website and publish it out to the web using Horoku.

If you're a front end designer or developer who's comfortable with JavaScript. And have been wondering if you can use Node to create real websites. Then this course is for you. There is a lot to cover, but that's why you are here. So let's get started building websites with Node and Express.js.

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