Join Daniel Khan for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the routes, part of Building a Website with Node.js and Express.js.
- [Instructor] In our very first basic example…we added the routes directly to a main application script.…While this is valid, today it's best practice…to move routes into dedicated files…and create modular sub-applications using express router.…By creating such sub-apps, routes are not dependent…on the overall side structure and easier to maintain,…especially when a team works on the routes.…When looking at the html side,…we already saw the different route we will need.…So we have this index page.…
Then we also have the route…that should give us a list of all speakers.…Then we will also need a speakers detail page…and a route that gives us the feedback page.…Let's create those routes now using express router.…For that, I use a pattern that I found to be very useful.…We will turn our route files into functions…that can take parameters.…By doing so, we can easily pass down information…like configuration data to all routes.…
So I am getting started by creating a folder routes…inside our server folder,…and in there, I create a file, index.js.…
- Creating a server with Express and pure Node.js
- Handling errors in Express
- Creating routes
- Using templates
- Working with the Pug template engine
- Implementing the site structure and logic
- Working with conditionals
- Dealing with POST requests
- Sanitizing user inputs and handling form errors
Skill Level Beginner
What you should know1m 40s
1. Getting Started
2. Express Basics
3. Getting Started with Our Project
4. Getting Started with Templates
5. Implementing the Site Structure and Logic
6. Handling Form Data
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