Create a project using Express

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

Express is a high-performance Web development framework for Node.js inspired by Sinatra.

  • Installing it is as simple as executing the commands below:

      $ sudo npm -g install express-generator
  • Create a skeleton project by executing these commands. This will produce a new application in the projects/sample-application directory:

      $ mkdir -p projects
      $ cd projects
      $ express --view pug sample
  • Install dependencies using npm:

      $ cd sample
      $ npm install

This will download and install the required dependencies into a node_modules directory under your project folder.

Last modification April 22, 2020