Ajoutez votre grain de sel personnel… (facultatif)

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Here is a memo on how you can create a simple web server delivering static content with Node.js and and Express. The content could be html files, js, css or any other kind of files that doesn’t require server processing (like PHP, C#, Java, …).

But why Node.js instead of using Apache or IIS? Like you are going to see in the few lines below creating a web server with Node.js takes only few lines of code and can be up and running in 30 seconds (max!). When your purpose is only to test things the configuration of a “traditionnal” web server can be overkill.

A couple of days ago I played with the WebSocket API (HTML5 rocks!) by creating a WhiteBoard that can be used by several users at same time (see it on Github). With Node.js and Express I could quickly setup a web server that delivery…

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