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Anders Hornor
Anders Hornor

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Building with Node.js; A First Take.

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Well first and foremost I must preface this post with a disclaimer: I have a lot more to learn about Node.js and Express.js and just JS.

It's Just A Bunch of JS.

Anyway, as I've been working through some basics of setting up a server with Node I've come to realize that it is very much a child of its foreparent JavaScript. I have a lot to learn about JS let me tell you but at the outset I feel like I'm writing JavaScript...Oh wait... I am. So there's that. At the outset of this journey I'm finally realizing that is is just a huge library built on top of JavaScript and.

It Comes With Capacity

So-far everything I've needed has been available with express.js. I imagine there are tons of other libraries/frameworks/packages that are all as if not more powerful that express.js. Gotta get crackin.

Syncs Well With VS Code

Im using VS Code and I am always blown away with the amount of user generated linters and other fun and powerful packages have been built for Node.

Express Is Stupid Simple In A Good Way

Accessing request parameters is as straightforward as it comes. Because the server stores data in JSON format there is no need to convert data after or before each request. This I hear also reduces processing time making for quicker web-apps.

Tried And True

Node.js use is growing and for a good reason. It's very powerful, built on a language most people are familiar with, and straightforward.

Thanks for Reading, Till next time!
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