Read this tutorial on Node/Express/EJS and begin reading Evan Hahn's Understanding Express.

Create a node app that grabs one or more variables from the URL. These will then affect some behaviour on your site. You may use APIs, jQuery, or any graphics library of your choosing (or not). Come prepared to class with a working file and we will upload it to a server before critiquing it.


Read The Beginner Node Book by Manuel Kiessling (also uploaded to the drive).