In the previous episode in this session, you were introduced to Node.js by creating a simple web server that displayed the obligatory “Hello world” text. Today, we’ll take our knowledge to the next level as we begin the implementation of our blog engine application.
During the course of this, episode we’ll be adding our very first route and view. To do this, we’ll learn a little more about Node’s predilection for asynchronous behavior, and we’ll also take a look at the File System (‘fs’) module for reading our first view into our application. By the end of this portion of our series, you’ll have a little better understanding of Node and of one of its libraries that makes it possible to use Node for scripting.