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    expressworks

    3.1.0 • Public • Published

    expressworks

    Learn Express.js from the author of one of the best books on Express.js—Pro Express.js—workshop to teach you basics of Express.js.

    This workshop is based on workshopper and inspired by stream-adventure by @substack and @maxogden.

    ExpressWorks will provide you with tasks and hints. You write the solutions to these problems. Then, after you wrote a solution as an Express.js app, ExpressWorks will verify your solution to the problem.

    Hello World Express.js app

    This workshop is brought to you by the author of Pro Express.js (Apress 2014) Azat Mardan.

    Languages

    • English
    • French
    • Traditional Chinese
    • Korean

    Contributors

        19  Christophe Porteneuve
         8  Justin Porter
         6  billy3321
         3  Harry Moreno
         3  Charlotte Spencer
         2  Kevin Jayanthan
         2  Thomas Burette
         2  Julian Mazzitelli
         2  intrueder
         2  Kohei TAKATA
         1  Timothy Gu
         1  Wojciech Gawronski
         1  brownman
         1  Alessandro Lensi
         1  raj
         1  Ayman Mahfouz
         1  Daniel Geier
         1  Dylan Smith
         1  Finn
         1  Giuseppe
         1  Jessie Shi
         1  Jonny Arnold
         1  Louis Pilfold
         1  Rich Trott
         1  Richard Kho
         1  Ryan Kois
    

    Make a PR to see your name here. ;-)

    PS: via $ git shortlog -n -s

    Installation (Recommended)

    Recommended global installation:

    $ npm install express
    $ npm install -g expressworks
    $ expressworks

    If you see errors, try:

    $ sudo npm install -g expressworks

    Local Installation (advanced)

    Run & install locally:

    $ mkdir node_modules
    $ npm install expressworks
    $ cd node_modules/expressworks
    $ node expressworks

    Optional:

    $ npm link
    $ expressworks
    

    Usage

    Note: ExpressWorks depends on a local copy of express being available. Make sure to do $ npm install express to do the exercises.

    ExpressWorks understands these commands:

    Usage
    
      expressworks
        Show a menu to interactively select a workshop.
      expressworks list
        Show a newline-separated list of all the workshops.
      expressworks select NAME
        Select a workshop.
      expressworks current
        Show the currently selected workshop.
      expressworks run program.js
        Run your program against the selected input.
      expressworks verify program.js
        Verify your program against the expected output.
    

    Reset

    If you want to reset the list of completed tasks, clean the ~/.config/expressworks/completed.json file.

    Hello World Express.js app

    More Information

    Check out Express.js Guide.

    Steps

    Hello World

    Create an Express.js app that runs on localhost:3000, and outputs "Hello World!" when somebody goes to root '/home'.

    process.argv[2] will be provided by expressworks to you, this is the port number.

    Jade

    Create an Express.js app with a home page (/home) rendered by jade template engine, that shows current date (toDateString).

    Good Old Form

    Write a route ('/form') that processes HTML form input (

    ) and prints backwards the str value.

    Static

    Apply static middleware to server index.html file without any routes. The index.html file is provided and usable via process.argv[3] value of the path to it. However, you can use your own file with this content:

      <html>
        <head>
          <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/main.css"/>
        </head>
        <body>
          <p>I am red!</p>
        </body>
      </html>

    Stylish CSS

    Style your HTML from previous example with some Stylus middleware. The path to main.styl file is provided in process.argv[3] or you can create your own file/folder from these:

      p
        color red

    The index.html file:

      <html>
        <head>
          <title>expressworks</title>
          <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/main.css"/>
        </head>
        <body>
          <p>I am red!</p>
        </body>
      </html>

    Param Pam Pam

    Create an Express.js server that processes PUT /message/:id requests, e.g., PUT /message/526aa677a8ceb64569c9d4fb.

    As the response of this request return id SHA1 hashed with a date:

      require('crypto')
        .createHash('sha1')
        .update(new Date().toDateString().toString() + id)
        .digest('hex')

    What's in Query

    Write a route that extracts data from query string in the GET /search URL route, e.g., ?results=recent&include_tabs=true, and then transforms outputs it back to the user in JSON format.

    JSON Me

    Write a server that reads a file (file name is passed in process.argv[3]), parses it to JSON and outputs the content to the user with res.json(object).

    Install

    npm i expressworks@3.1.0

    Version

    3.1.0

    License

    BSD-2-Clause

    Last publish

    Collaborators

    • azat