Introduction to Express - Nodemon and Node Watch

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In this lesson, you will learn how to use Nodemon and Node Watch to monitor coding changes in your Express application. One of the drawbacks to Express development is that any time code changes are made, the Express server needs to be restarted. Nodemon and Node Watch alleviate this problem by monitoring code changes and restarting the Express server when necessary.

Learning Objectives

  • Install Nodemon as a global package
  • Implement a node script to run a development server using Nodemon
  • Install Nodemon as a development dependency
  • Understand the difference between global and development packages
  • Learn what NPX is
  • Implement a node script to run Nodemon using npx
  • Learn about the experimental Node Watch feature
  • Implement a node script to run node–watch

Intended Audience

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


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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.

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