Just Express (with a bunch of node and http). In detail.
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Just Express (with a bunch of node and http). In detail.

No MERN or MEAN... just Express js. For those who've learned a bit about the most awesome node framework, and want more.
4.7 (772 ratings)
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Created by Robert Bunch
Last updated 7/2020
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What you'll learn
  • Express. That's (mostly) all we cover so when you finish, you'll know it!
  • Set up an Express server that can do anything Express can do!
  • Operate that Express Server as a REST API
  • Use that Express Server to render your front-end web pages with EJS, PUG, & handlebars
  • Understand the basics of HTTP and the request/response cycle
Course content
Expand all 58 lectures 12:32:31
+ Before Express...
7 lectures 01:20:44
What is an HTTP request and how does it work?
14:12
Serving up routes and static files in plain Node (no fun...)
09:51
Serving up routes and static files... continuted
11:42
+ Express 101
4 lectures 51:34
Enter Express... the basics
11:29
Basic Routing in Express
14:41
Serving Static Files in Express
16:06
+ Express 201 - Middleware and Rendering
10 lectures 02:32:50
Middleware. (It's all Express really is.)
16:15
Putting on your Express helmet, and other awesome Express middleware
17:06
Responding with JSON
09:44
STOP - Time for a Review
19:10
Chose your weapon - API or server side rendering
16:10
Wiring up Express with a view engine
19:14
Rendering in Express (with EJS) - Part1 of 2
16:07
Rendering in Express (with EJS) - Part2 of 2
19:11
Rendering Engine Option 2. Handlebars
09:06
Rendering Engine Option 3: Pug/Jade
10:47
+ Express 301 - Req & Res revisited, the router, and the express generator
8 lectures 02:20:22
Getting data from the request object - forms and cookies
28:39
Getting data from the query string
12:54
Getting data from params (URL wildcards) - req.params and req.param()
17:25
Sending files, and headers already sent!
15:20
The Router
17:52
The Express Generator
14:19
STOP - Checklist Update and Short Review
04:57
Don't fear the HTTP headers!!
28:56
+ Starter Project - Movie Fan App
7 lectures 01:15:25
Project Overview
04:29

Required info for this project

API key and link for the next lecture
00:07
Project Setup
09:35
Adding the request module
12:48
Putting the data in the template
10:22
Adding the single-movie view
20:54
Adding the search feature
17:10
+ Project - Building an API
6 lectures 01:20:16
Project Overview and Setup
06:26
Project structure and routes
07:39
First route and middleware
15:06
Movie Routes and some header work
17:16
Movie Routes and some header work - Continued
20:23
Search Routes with router.use()
13:26
+ Supplemental: Passport
4 lectures 53:30
Intro to Passport
05:03
Overview of OAuth 2.0
11:12
Passport and the github Strategy
18:03
Passport and the Github Strategy - part 2
19:12
+ Supplemental: DB connection
5 lectures 42:04
Intro
02:45
Basics of the PostGres module w/Express
09:44
Structuring your DB calls (w/pg)
08:19
The MongoDB module
10:20
The MySQL module
10:56
Requirements
  • You have a working knowledge of JavaScript (Not a ninja, but you should not be brand new).
  • You have at least run a Nodejs program before. I will cover some basics, but this is NOT an intro to node class.
  • You have basic command line knowledge (at least capable of navigating and running a program)
  • You have a computer capable of running Nodejs.
Description

You have some notion of what Node, Express, and http are or you wouldn't be here. Node and back-end JavaScript have taken the world by storm, [SOME BIG COMPANY] moved to node and it changed the world, blah blah blah. One of the first things you're going to learn in any node course is about the Express module. But how much do you really learn about it? How to render a page in one template engine? How to make a get and a post route? Most MEAN and MERN stacks students I've met learned Express in a few breaths and then moved on to MongoDB, MySQL, Angular, React, or whatever was in the rest of the tech stack. What is http anyway? Should I even care? It's easy to get 2 inches deep and find you've accomplished your task, but in fact have no idea why it works or how you'd go further. That, in my opinion, is no good for someone who wants to be a great developer.

I've had a lot of students ask for a course on just Express js because they were either overwhelmed when they learned it, or they can't find any detail on it to go further than beginner knowledge. That's what this course is for. We will go through the various pieces of Express in detail so you can know why it behaves the way it does and get the most out of it. Express 5 is currently in alpha, so when it hits beta or full release, and as questions come up, the course will expand accordingly!

Note: this course is not a quick path to launch a webapp with Express/Node. You can get that in 10 minutes in many other places. This course is meant to take a longer, deeper look at what Express js actually does.

I've been using Express since V.2, in 2012 and have seen it do just about everything. It is one of my favorite node modules and consistently one of the most downloaded on npm. There are other awesome technologies that patch into Express that get easily missed. This course will naturally lead into other things like websockets, webRTC, etc. Prepare for one of the most awesome node modules on npm!


Sections:

  1. Environment Setup (skip if you have node installed already)

  2. Before Express... - TCP & HTTP, making an express-less node server

  3. Express 101 - Making a basic web sever with Express

  4. Express 201 - Middleware and Rendering

  5. Express 301 - Req & Res revisited, the router, and the express generator

  6. Rendering Project

  7. API Project

  8. Passport (jwt & local strategy still coming)

  9. Best Practices (Coming...)

  10. Supplemental - connecting to various DBs (very basic - only for those already familiar with a database)


Who this course is for:
  • Beginner node developers who want to learn Express but overwhelmed by full MERN or MEAN courses
  • Beginner node developers who need a review of JUST Express js
  • Developers who want to go into the various pieces of Express in a little more depth without having to look at the docs
  • Developers interested in using node as a webserver or using web sockets with Express