In article “Riding ExpressJs and Node.js to the Web,” you learned how to create a simple ExpressJs application complete with database access and a view layer. With this newfound knowledge, I thought it would be good to produce a tool for internal use that utilizes IBM’s ever-growing list of DB2 for i Services.
“Wow, that was significantly simpler than I thought it would be,” said no web programmer ever.
One of the primary uses of Node.js is for creating Web applications. When it comes to popular Web frameworks for Node.js, Expressjs.com is at the top of the list. In this article, I’ll show how to get up and running quickly with a simple app that displays a listing of customers and explain the various technologies involved along the way.