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Working With Express - Express Routing

Up to 45m
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In this lab, you will learn how to create routes inside an Express application. A route is an Express application's endpoint that responds to a client's request. Routes use RESTful API methods. You will create three routes for this lab. If this is your first time working on the new express lab, make sure to watch the Introduction to Cloud Academy Coding Labs Video.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this beginner, you will be able to:

  • Understand how routes work in Express
  • Be able to implement a GET route
  • Be able to implement a POST route
  • Be able to implement a GET route with a wildcard endpoint

Intended Audience

  • Software Engineers


Completion of the following content is strongly recommended before attempting this lab:

About the author

Farish Kashefinejad, opens in a new tab
Full-Stack Development Content Creator
Learning paths

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.

Covered topics

Lab steps

Creating a Get Route
Creating a Post Route
Creating a Wildcard Route