There are many ways middleware can be used within an application. Scott shares a code example that demonstrates a few of these ways. He also compares third party middleware with middleware created within the application.
- [Scott] So here's some more examples of like,…different ways to use it.…So here's one piece of middleware…that I highly recommend you take note of.…You will be using it probably in the next step.…Morgan. Morgan will log all the requests…in the terminal as they come in.…So that's a third-party middleware.…We MPM install it, and then we require it.…Here's an arbitrary piece of middleware called checkAuth.…And we made it, you know we made it…because it's a ./ in front of it.…That means it's coming from our files.…And this is a piece of middleware that we made.…
So we globally set up Morgan, app.use…And then here's an example of like,…actually placing middleware on the route itself.…So you can also do that. So this is application level.…This is like a route level.…Not exactly router level, again it's a router level,…but this is like a route level.…So when I do a get request '/todos,…first run this middleware and see what it does.…This middleware can respond back to the client…with like a 401 unauthorized sorry,…or it can say, "oh yeah, you're good.…
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- Executing Node.js
- Using Express
- What is middleware?
- Testing in Node.js
- Using Mongo with Node.js
- Data modeling
- Querying data with Mongoose
- Identifying sensitive routes
- Configuring the deployment
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