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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Handling Routes in Node.js User Route

Millan Singh
Millan Singh
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 8,392 Points

Why are the functions designed this way?

Why do you just call the two functions for the home and user routes in the app.js create server function and then do the if statements to verify what the link is in the routing functions? Why are you not checking to see in the create server function what the url is and then pushing to the function you want from there?

Yes, I was wondering this too. It seems like you're guaranteeing superfluous function calls, when you could us conditionals to make only a single function call per request. Is there a larger design pattern that we're not seeing?