Introduction to Express - Custom Middleware

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In this lesson, you will learn how to create custom middleware in an Express application.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what middleware is and how it fits in the request/response cycle
  • Learn how to implement custom middleware
  • Learn about the next function and how it facilitates custom middleware
  • Learn to use custom middleware in different ways to work with your routes
  • Learn what happens when you do not include the next function as part of your middleware

Intended Audience

  • This lesson is intended for anyone who wants to learn about Express


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Full-Stack Development Content Creator
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Farish has worked in the EdTech industry for over six years. He is passionate about teaching valuable coding skills to help individuals and enterprises succeed.

Previously, Farish worked at 2U Inc in two concurrent roles. Farish worked as an adjunct instructor for 2U’s full-stack boot camps at UCLA and UCR. Farish also worked as a curriculum engineer for multiple full-stack boot camp programs. As a curriculum engineer, Farish’s role was to create activities, projects, and lesson plans taught in the boot camps used by over 50 University partners. Along with these duties, Farish also created nearly 80 videos for the full-stack blended online program.

Before 2U, Farish worked at Codecademy for over four years, both as a content creator and part of the curriculum experience team.

Farish is an avid powerlifter, sushi lover, and occasional Funko collector.

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