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Working With Express - Express Setup

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In this lab, you will implement the setup of an Express application. By working within the server.js file, you will learn the initial structure needed to start an Express server.  You will import the Express module into the server.js file. Implement the top level express() function. And bind the server to listen on port 3001. For this new series of Express Labs, you will be instructed to work inside a specific file or set of files. If this is your first time working on the new express lab, make sure to watch the Introduction to Cloud Academy Coding Labs Labs Video.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Import the Express module
  • Implement the top-level Express Function
  • Declare the server port
  • Implement the Express listen() method

Intended Audience

  • Software Engineers


The following content can be used to complete 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

Importing Express
Preparing the Top-Level Express Function
Declaring the Listening Port
Finalizing the Listener