The purpose of this article is to give you a quick introduction to web application development using node.js and the express web application framework. It will guide you though the process of creating a simple web application and outline the steps involved in deploying this application on Bluemix.
Node.js is a platform for easily building fast, scalable network applications. It uses an event driven, non blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient.
Express is a web application framework for Node.js. It provides a minimal set of features required for building web apps yet maintaining the flexibility to extend.
Bluemix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing, and running apps of all types, such as web, mobile, big data, and smart devices.