With NodeJS being a low-level platform, it is not a framework by itself. This leads us to a problem of how we can organize code, parse requests, send back responses, use template engines, implement authentication, validation, and connect to databases among other things without solving those problems by ourselves?
For many years, NodeJS developers' choice of web framework is ExpressJS.
After taking this course, you can start mastering ExpressJS by building RESTful APIs for your single-page applications (powered by AngularJS, ReactJS, BackboneJS or any other front-end framework). With ExpressJS, developers can easily organize their code (middleware pattern), add more functionality (npm modules) and configure the server (configuration over convention).
Moreover, Express is mature and very stable so that it's a default choice for small companies and large enterprises. Even more advanced frameworks, like Sails or Loopback, extend ExpressJS (i.e., they depend on Express). Therefore, learning ExpressJS first is a valuable investment, because you can apply the same skills and existing ExpressJS middleware to more advanced frameworks.
This course comes with series of lectures and practicum. The benefits of ExpressWorks course and practicum (ExpressWorks the automated workshop) include:
In this lecture, you can download the slides for the rest of the Express.js course. It's recommended to have the slides, because it's more convenient to open links from a PDF just by clicking on them instead of typing the URLs from the screen when you don't have the PDF and just watch the video.
Azat Mardan has over 12 years of experience in web, mobile and software development. With a Bachelor's Degree in Informatics and a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology degree, Azat possesses deep academic knowledge as well as extensive practical experience.
Currently, Azat works as Technology Fellow at Capital One Financial Corporation. Before that, Azat worked as a Team Lead / Senior Software Engineer at DocuSign, where his team rebuilds 50 million user product (DocuSign web app) using the tech stack of Nodejs, Expressjs, Backbonejs, CoffeeScript, Jade, Stylus and Redis.
Recently, he worked as an engineer at the curated social media news aggregator website, Storify dot com (acquired by LiveFyre) which is used by BBC, NBC, CNN, The White House and others. Storify runs everything on Nodejs unlike other companies. It's the maintainer of the open-source library jade-browser.
Before that, Azat worked as a CTO/co-founder at Gizmo — an enterprise cloud platform for mobile marketing campaigns, and has undertaken the prestigious 500 Startups business accelerator program.
Prior to this, Azat was developing he developed mission-critical applications for government agencies in Washington, DC, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as Lockheed Martin.
Azat is a frequent attendee at Bay Area tech meet-ups and hackathons (AngelHack hackathon '12 finalist with teamFashionMetric dot com).
In addition, Azat teaches technical classes at General Assembly, Hack Reactor, pariSOMA and Marakana (acquired by Twitter) to much acclaim.
In his spare time, he writes about technology on his blog: webapplog dot com which is number one in “expressjs tutorial" Google search results. Azat is also the author of Expressjs Guide, Rapid Prototyping with JS and Oh My JS; and the creator of open-source Nodejs projects, including ExpressWorks, mongoui and HackHall.