Step 5: Routing

At the moment our server only does one thing. When it receives a request from the / endpoint, it sends back the same response: "Yay Node Girls!".

Want to check? Try typing http://localhost:3000/nodegirls and see what happens.

However by making use of endpoints, we can make the server send different responses for different requests. This concept is called routing.

What is an endpoint?

An endpoint is the part of the URL which comes after /. For example: /chocolate is the "chocolate" endpoint. It's the URL to which you send a request.

1. Create your own endpoints and send different responses

We're going to try sending different responses at different endpoints. Remember the app.get() method? To set up routing in your server, we just need to repeat this method with different endpoints.

For example:

app.get("/", function (req, res) {
res.send("Hello World!");
app.get("/chocolate", function (req, res) {
res.send("Mm chocolate :O");

Challenge: Add some code so that your server sends one message when the endpoint is /node and another one when it's /girls.