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Hands-On: Build a Node.js-powered Chatroom Web App (Part Two)

This Node.js tutorial series will help you build a Node.js powered real-time chatroom web app fully deployed in the cloud. Throughout the series, you will learn how to setup Node.js on your Windows machine, how to develop a web frontend with Express, how to deploy a Node Express-based app to Microsoft Azure, how to use Socket.IO to add a real-time layer, and how to deploy it all together. Level: Beginner to Intermediate–you are expected to know HTML5 and JavaScript Part 2: Welcome to Express with Node.js and Azure Welcome to Part 2 of the hands-on Node.js tutorial series: Build a Node.js-powered chatroom web app. In this installment, I will show you how to start a new Express-based node project and deploy it to Azure. What is Express? Express is a minimal, open source and flexible Node.js web app framework designed to make developing websites, web apps and APIs much easier. Why use Express? Express helps you respond to HTTP requests with route support so that you may write responses to specific URLs. Express supports multiple templating engines to simplify generating HTTP responses. You will want to make sure Node.js is properly installed and ready. See part 1 of this tutorial series: […]