Recently a friend and I created a fullstack application with the stack Pug + Express. This was the second fullstack application that I was a part of building, and my first time using Express & Pug (I had used Next.js previously). Overall I found Express and Pug pretty nice and simple, but I still prefer the ease of client/server communication that I feel that I can achieve better with Next.js. It was nice though having a much smaller application size (express and pug took up so little storage compared to Next.js!)
The application idea was based on Ernest Hemmingway's famous six word story: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." The idea of this application is to see what you can say in 6 words! It's a lot of fun to see what ideas you can form in such brevity.
Overall building this application was a wonderful experience and I had a lot of fun collaborating :) Collaboration is something I highly encourage; you can take a nice and easy pace and have a lot of fun along the way, making whatever you decide to make.
So finally, here are the links to the application:
Replit link: https://replit.com/@FatPancake613/SixWords?v=1 (source code && if you want to leave a like, we'd love that)
Website link where you can try it out: https://sixwords.fatpancake613.repl.co/ (note you need a replit account)
Hope you enjoy, and happy coding!