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I've seen Express JS show up in a lot of full stack tutorials, so I was planning on learning it. However, looking at the job market in my city, I decided to go with another backend framework. But I'm wondering, is there a particular reason Express JS is harder for beginners?


Express isn't really that hard (if you know Node.js). It's actually one of the easiest ways to get into back-end development,

You can write a working server in very few lines + the ecosystem has a lot of npm packages that make development a breeze. You don't have to re-invent the wheel.

To answer your question though, my (uneducated) guess would be, maybe it's because it's a backend technology? Back-end may seem more intimidating than front-end for beginners (server, database, security, etc..)

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