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JavaScript Express Basics (2015) The Request and Response Objects in Express Requests and the request object

How come Huston didn't parse the json file?

I've come to understand that json is not javascript itself but a string that can be parsed and then used as a javascript object. Yet Huston was able to retrieve values from the json file using keys without ever needing to parse the file beforehand, how?

Thummanoon Kunanuntakij
Thummanoon Kunanuntakij
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The require() of Node.js do the work for you, It know that the file you want is a json file. It is okay with dummy data in static files for testing, but if you dynamically load data you still need to parse it.