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JavaScript Express Basics Using Templates with Express Using Pug in Your Express App

Stephanie De La Melena
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Stephanie De La Melena
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How do we make the index.pug folder appear on the web?

I think I must've missed something, but when creating an index.pug file, I am not sure how the instructor made it appear on the web. If someone could please let me know, that would be great!

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Steven Parker
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It's not actually "on the web", it's just appearing in a browser running on the same machine. If you have the same configuration as the instructor, you should see the same thing by directing your browser to localhost:3000.

Stephanie De La Melena
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Stephanie De La Melena
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Oh I see, I do remember him putting something in the terminal for it to spit out something similar in the past, unfortunately the localhost:3000 doesn't work for me, but I'll see what video he explained this in and will include an answer if I find it.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The setup to respond to the browser is done with the express method app.listen, which you can see being used in the code shown earlier in this same video (at about 1:10).