Webapplications with node.js – Jade

iPROFS Technology Blog

In my previous post I described how you can install node.js and how to use express.js to create a webapplication for the node.js server. Now it is time to look into the templating engine – Jade – that express uses for outputting html to the browser.

As I did not have any knowledge yet of jade, it was time for me to do a quick study of jade. As a lot of github projects, the initial documentation is rather sparse, since it only showed an example of the jade template language will be translated into html. But luckily clicking on the github fork ribbon showed some more documentation on github. Basically it looked pretty easy, it’s just html with indentation meaning something and with all the >’s and <‘s. replaced by ‘(‘ and ‘)’. At least that makes it easier to type in html

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