# Install ExpressJS

##### Install ExpressJS

Remember that Express is a framework for Node.js, therefore a lot of things developers would have programmed is already taken care of out of the box. Therefore it simplifies development, and abstracts a lot of low level details. For example, Express helps to define routes of your application based on HTTP methods and URLs.

To use express, install it using npm:

npm install express

Now create a file index.js with the command below

touch index.js

Run ls to confirm that your...