Express is a back end web framework for Node.js applications. It is primarily used to build web applications and APIs and provide network request functionality. In order to use Express, Node.js must be installed.

Popularity with tech stacks

Since it is popular choice for a back end tool, Express belongs to popular tech stacks including:

  • MERN (MongoDB + Express + React + Node)
  • MEAN (MongoDB + Express + Angular + Node)
  • MEVN (MongoDB + Express + Vue + Node)


Interested in helping build Docs? Read the Contribution Guide or share your thoughts in this feedback form.

Learn More on Codecademy