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Everything Express

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@ The Skiff 6 Gloucester Street, Brighton, BN1 4EW Map of The Skiff

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Alex Young (writer and editor of presents this session on building web apps with the server-side JavaScript framework, Node.js, and the web framework, Express.

We'll learn how to create Node-based Express apps, explore the overall ecosystem and recommended libraries, and gain enough knowledge to start building, testing and deploying applications straight away.

The talk will cover:

  • Package management with npm
  • Streamlining HTML and CSS with Jade and Stylus
  • Recommended database libraries
  • Sending emails
  • Package distribution with npm
  • Testing with Expresso and Zombie.js
  • Deployment recipes

Alex is a freelance developer and web app entrepreneur, writing JavaScript, Ruby, and Objective-C.

Update: slides online

The slides from Alex's talk can be seen at

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