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Create a Node.js Website

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Create the project folder using the CLI.

cd ~/projects
mkdir mysite
cd mysite

Initialise the project (wizard for building package.json).

 npm init 

Create app file (the primary application)

// mac
touch app.js

// windows
copy nul app.js

Install Express

 npm install express --save 


// add to dependencies

// add only to dev

Require Express by adding this to app.js

const express = require('express');
const app = express();

Test Express by adding this to app.js

app.listen(3000, function() {
 console.log('listening on 3000')


node app.js

Then navigate to localhost:3000 in your browser. You should see “Cannot GET /”. This means our application is working, we’re communicating with our Express server through the browser.