Using NodeJS and Express for Hosting HTTP Service
In this post we are going to create a simple HTTP service using node and express. The service provides the list of student. It can also provide the details of a student using id as input.
Let’s first start with a simple HTTP service using NodeJS and express.
In order to install express package, we have to define the dependencies in package.json as follows:
Now just running npm install should install all the dependencies (express).
Now let’s run the service:
But as we run the service, we get the following:
That means we need to add routes to our service. And that’s the reason we have used express module. Let’s change the service as follows to add the required routes:
Now we have the service working. Here are the requests and their responses: