Hello guys, this blog post will cover following things:
- Introduction to express-generator
- Installing express-generator
- Creating project using express-generator
- Run Project
Ok, so lets get start with it…
Introduction to express-generator
Express-generator is the tool to which builds application skeleton very quickly for you.
It’ll install the express CLI for you.
You can get express-generator from npm site and install in your system using one simple command:
npm install -g express-generator
It’ll take couple of minutes of time to install…
Once this done we’ll create our project using express command.
Creating project using express-generator
Now that we’ve installed express-generator, we can use express command to create our very first nodejs project using express-generator. 🙂
Run following command to create project:
Here, <project-name> is the project and directory name of your choice… like express express-example.
This will create all the necessary files for your project:
Great….now let’s run our project…
Before running the project we have to install our dependencies. For that cd into the project directory
and install dependencies
This usually takes couple of minutes…till then you can review the project directory ¯\\_(ツ)_/¯
Once that is done run npm start… Now your project is up and running on 3000 port.
So if you go http://localhost:3000 you can see the express landing page.
Same thing I’ve explain in the video with changing routes and variable values here: