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Hire Express Developers

Updated on:
16 Jan, 2024

Hire Express developers

Express is a web application framework for Node.js, which is used for development at the back-end. Express is open-source software for the free use of any user on the internet and offers a fast speed. Express is minimalist and un-opinionated and has several strong features for web applications as well as mobile applications. Express has Middleware and a myriad of HTTP utilities. This makes the creation of a robust API very simple and quick. Express is known to provide a thin layer of web application features and secure the Node.js features.

Express is available through the npm registry of Node.js, and to install Express on your device; you need to initially install Node.js. Express provides small and robust tools for HTTP servers. It is one of the best solutions for single page web applications. Express is also used for websites, public HTTP APIs, and hybrids. Express is very flexible when it comes to an engine. It lets you choose between 14 permitted template engines. This makes developing the framework very quicker. Several popular frameworks are based on Express. Express has several famous users, including PayPal, IBM, Uber, and Fox Sports.

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Express has been developed by T. J. Holowaychuk. The first version of Express was released on 16th November 2010. Sinatra inspired it. Several updated versions were released following the first release. The latest version of Express, i.e., version 4.17.1, was released on 25th May 2019. Express has been written in JavaScript. It operates on a Node.js platform. Express is licensed by MIT and is honored to be the de facto standard server framework for Node.js. Express is an essential and assertive web framework as it has a robust API that can make routing easier.

Express focuses on increasing the performance of its applications with its super-high test coverage. Express has many HTTP helpers such as redirection, caching, etc. The view system of Express supporting more than 14 template engines makes the developer's job easier and creative. It gives a lot of room for customized development. Express has content negotiation features as well. It is very easily executable for generating applications quickly. This framework has an MVC-like structure as it is asynchronous and single-threaded.


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Important features of Express

1. Cookies Management

All the cookies sent to clients can be sent to the Node.js or Express server. This helps in the management of cookies. By doing this, you can find all the cookies at a single location.

2. Serving Static Files

Express has an assigned built-in Middleware to serve the static files. The static files can be in images, CSS, JavaScript, etc. The dedicated Middleware for Express is express.static. Sending the name of your directory to express.static will automatically serve your static files.

3. Basic Routing

Routing is when the response of the application using Excess is recorded when a client request is put in. Routing is done until the response reaches a particular endpoint. The endpoint can be a URI and a specific HTTP request method.

4. Request & Response object

Express makes use of a callback function. This function has two main parameters viz. request object and response object. The request object is a representation of HTTP requests. And the response object is a representation of HTTP responses.

Roles and responsibilities an Express developer

  • To manage the interchange of data between the server and the users
  • To be an analytical problem solver
  • To have strong Node.js and Express knowledge
  • To have passion for teamwork
  • To be innovative
  • To work as part of a team that is developing applications and services using Agile development methods
  • To contribute to organizational improvements in process and infrastructure
  • To build customer-facing UI and back-end services for payment processing administration and management
  • To test the developed services
  • To operate the developed services
  • To write readable and reusable codes
  • To follow best coding practices

Skills Required

  • To have previous working experience as a Node.js or Express Developer
  • To have in-depth knowledge of Express
  • To have hands-on experience with HTML, CSS, and AJAX
  • To have development experience of designing object-oriented JavaScript and SVG
  • To have the applicable knowledge of web libraries and frameworks such as AngularJS, Polymer and Closure
  • To be familiar with the whole web stack
  • To understand protocols and web server optimization techniques
  • To have a problem-solving aptitude
  • To pay attention to details

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Skuad can help you hire certified and experienced Express Developers from all over the world based on your hiring requirements, be it freelance, full-time, or contract.

Salary structure of an Express developer

An Express developer is a prominent position in the Information Technology (IT) world. Express developers have demanded not only in the Information Technology (IT) industry but also in several other industries, including and not limited to finance, transportation and tourism. An average annual salary of an Express developer is US $88,838 in the United States. In India, the average is exceptionally low at US $7,908.99 (₹ 589,121). India based Express developers annually earn US $2,872.96 (₹ 214,000) to US $14,109.75 (₹ 1,051,000). Some countries offer excellent salary packages to their Express developers. This largely depends on the demand for Express developers in that region. In Germany, an Express developer is offered, on average, US $69,545.71 (€ 58,555) annually. While in the United States, the national average salary is US $55,662.79 (£ 40,038). Depending on the years of experience in the market. Express developers in the United Kingdom earn US $53,093.61 (£ 38,190) to US $58,404.36 (£ 42,010) per year.

Freelancing and Contractual basis work

Freelance Express developers and contractual Express developers are outsourced by the companies, industries, firms, institutes that do not want to hire full-time personnel. Freelance and contractual projects are offered by such companies, industries, firms and institutes, which are a one-time thing. Everyone wants a skilled and talented Express developer. Companies seek out talent by putting out advertisements in newspapers, social media, and freelancing platforms. Individuals looking for opportunities are advised to keep tabs on such platforms in your niche. Freelancing platforms are the best way to find freelance gigs and contracts. Upwork, Freelancer, People Per Hour, Indeed, LinkedIn are some of the widely used freelancing and connecting platforms globally. Freelancers publish their skills, experience, charges, and portfolio on the platforms. Often freelancers reach out to potential clients and vice versa.

Express Certification

Companies are always looking for certified individuals to join their teams. Certified Express developers are known to give out high quality work. That is why companies most commonly seek only certified Express developers. Certified Express developers established their credibility in the market. Several websites offer certification courses and examinations to interested and talented individuals in Express. These certification courses run for a few months. You are required to go through the tutorials very thoroughly. Solving various assignments is a major part of any Express certification course. Some courses even assign mini projects or projects at the end of the course to practically test the learner's ability to apply the acquired knowledge.

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