Shod I learn core nodejs to make a web application or express is enought?

Hello I started to learn express J’s but I learned about the basics of node J’s concepts like event loop and thread pool crate basic server event class file systems is express enough to make make a web application or I should learn more about creating the server using core J’s

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November 19, 2022

Hi @minakiroollos,

ExpressJS is a web application framework for NodeJS. That’s what mainly makes the difference between Express JS and Node JS. The former provides various features that make web application development fast and easy, which otherwise takes more time using only the latter.

So with that in mind, knowing the basics of NodeJS is a must if you want to use Express in your app.

Bobby Iliev
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November 21, 2022

Hi there,

I would also recommend the following path:

  • Make sure that you know JavaScript well before jumping into Node.js
  • Once you know the basics you can then move to Node.js
  • Then once you have some solid knowledge of Node.js you can then move to Express as well

Here is a great JavaScript roadmap that I could suggest checking out:



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