Use React with Express to build a Web Application

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Organize and Set up Express to allow Server Access from another Port.

Add State to the React Component to Fetch API JSON data.

Access the JSON data and Render it on the Webpage using React.

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will use React with Express to build a Web Application that consumes JSON data from an existing Express API. Often, a dynamic web application consists of many different technologies and programming languages. Creating a web application with NodeJS, Express, and React allows the developer to use JavaScript throughout the stack with a focus on the logic rather than the language. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

JavaScript CORSReact stateExpress APIReact Processsing JSONReact Consuming API

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Set up the Express and React Project and directory structures.

  2. Organize and Set up Express to allow Server Access from another Port.

  3. Create the React Component to House the Data.

  4. Add State to the React Component to Fetch API JSON data.

  5. Access the JSON data and Render it on the Webpage using React.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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