Learn Express
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Learn Express

Master Express - the fast and lightweight Node framework for building backend servers
4.1 (91 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,390 students enrolled
Created by Daniel Stern
Last updated 5/2015
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Implement a server with Express 4
  • Understand and explain Express and Node's role in the ecosystem of the internet
  • Use Mocha and Supertest to write tests for your Express apps
  • Implement a RESTful API with Express
  • Serve HTML and CSS files using Express
  • Implement Express middleware including body-parser and Cors
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 01:18:30
+ Introduction to Express
4 lectures 14:25

Express is a powerful, Node-based framework that can help you make web applications.

In this video, we discover what exactly Express is and its role in a website workflow.

What is Express?
04:05

Express makes it easy to respond to HTTP requests using JavaScript.

In this tutorial, we learn how Express is used to connect networking with Javascript.

How Express Works
05:49

This course contains several workshops covering multiple Express topics. This video will provide an overview of those topics.

What We'll Be Covering In This Course
04:31

This lecture contains the slides for the video discussing what we will be covering.

Preview 2 pages

Test your understanding of Express as it relates to the Internet and networking.

Express and Networking Basics
4 questions
+ Beginner Express Workshop
4 lectures 27:30

Express is one of the easiest frameworks for setting up a simple "Hello World" server example on any port.

In this workshop, we create a Hello World example with Express.

Preview 10:54

When creating any sort of server, often the goal is to send data meant for other computers to consume.

In this video, we'll learn how to send JSON responses with Express.

Sending a JSON Response with Express
03:32

As well as sending data, a server is also responsible for sending HTML and CSS files that result in human-readable web pages. We'll learn how to do that in Express in this tutorial.

Serving a Static Directory
04:56

POST requests are a powerful and complex means of sending information over the Internet.

We'll learn how to work with these in Express 4 in this video.

Understanding and Managing Post Requests
08:08

In this quiz we'll review what learned in the workshop on Beginner Express.

Beginner Express
5 questions
+ Advanced Express Workshop
4 lectures 28:02

Routes are a useful feature in Express for creating web sites and RESTful APIs.

In this video, we'll implement routes using Express.

Routes in Express
05:59

Security is always a major concern when making a server.

We'll learn about implementing simple security settings in this video.

Cross-Origin Request Security (CORS)
02:45

RESTful APIs are a popular way of making data available on the net, and are often implemented in Express.

In this video, we'll implement a baisc REST API in Express.

Build a RESTful API
09:11

No large app can be considered reliable or complete without tests to assure its correct workings.

In this video, we'll learn how to test Express apps using Supertest and Mocha.

Testing an Express Application with Mocha and Supertest
10:07
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 06:33

In this video, we'll review what we've learned in the course Learn Express.

Course Review
02:55

If you want to learn more than this course had to offer in the short time available, there are many further resources you can check out.

This video walks through a few such resources.

Continuing Learning
03:38

In this video, we'll review what we learned in the Advanced section on Express.

Advanced Express
4 questions
Requirements
  • A text editor installed on your workstation (Brackets, Sublime Text or IntelliJ are suggested)
  • You need sufficient administration priveleges on your computer to install Node.js. If you can't, have your administrator install Node and let you install NPM modules before starting
Description

Express is an extremely powerful tool for creating web applications built on Node.

Join us for an action-packed series of video tutorials as we learn about how to use and implement the impressive Express library.

- Install Express on your computer- Run a custom server- Understand requests and responses

We'll learn about many aspects of practical Express implementation over the course of over 13 videos and lots of other amazing course material.

- Use GET and POST requests- Write and run tests with Mocha- Learn about RESTful APIs

This course teaches you EVERYTHING you need to know to use Express!

Express is an extremely practical tool, whether you're looking to use it for prototyping, hobbies or if you're looking to improve your qualifications to work in the field of Web Development, this is the course for you!

- Over seven workshops and five lectures- Test your knowledge with challenging quizzes

This is an extremely practical and skills-oriented course. Take the next step to improving your web development skills today!

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners to internet networking and servers will find this course very informative
  • Those already expert in Express 2 or 3 may benefit more just from reading the documentation
  • Students coming from other languages (.NET, C#) should find this course informative but may wish to skip ahead to the workshop section
  • Those who want to understand running servers with Node.js should enjoy this course
  • Absolute beginners to programming may consider taking a beginner JavaScript course before taking this one