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Misc modules that extend Express or provide useful utilities.

Template Engines

Template engines that are Express compliant out of the box.

  • Jade -- Haml inspired template engine
  • Haml.js -- Haml implementation
  • EJS -- Embedded JavaScript template engine
  • hbs -- adapter for Handlebars.js, an extension of Mustache.js template engine
  • h4e -- adapter for Hogan.js, with support for partials and layouts
  • hulk-hogan -- adapter for Twitter's Hogan.js (Mustache syntax), with support for Partials
  • combyne.js -- A template engine that hopefully works the way you'd expect.
  • swig -- fast, Django-like template engine
  • whiskers -- small, fast, mustachioed
  • Blade -- HTML Template Compiler, inspired by Jade & Haml
  • Haml-Coffee -- Haml templates where you can write inline CoffeeScript.
  • Webfiller -- plain-html5 dual-side rendering, self-configuring routes, organized source tree, 100% js.
  • express-hbs -- Handlebars with layouts, partials and blocks for express 3 from Barc
  • express3-handlebars -- A Handlebars view engine for Express which doesn't suck.

    The Consolidate.js library unifies the APIs of these template engines to a single Express-compatible API.

Frameworks built with Express

  • base12 -- a web app platform, built on express 3. Ported from our 2-year evolving boilerplate at Skookum Digital Works.
  • Monorail.js -- Ultra lightweight MVC framework for Node.js
  • Locomotive -- Powerful MVC framework for Node.js. Inspired by Ruby on Rails.
  • RailwayJS -- High-level MVC framework inspired by RoR
  • Calipso -- A Content Management System based on Express & Mongoose
  • Derby -- A real-time, collaborative application framework
  • Bones -- A client/server application framework built with Express & Backbone
  • Matador -- MVC framework by the guys at Twitter
  • Lemmy -- 49% Motherfucker | 51% Son of a Bitch Node.js + Express + Mocha flexible project boilerplate for Javascript/Coffee-Script coders written in Makefile.
  • Mojito -- Yahoo's MVC framework
  • Tower.js -- Full Stack Web Framework for Node.js and the Browser. Modeled after Ruby on Rails. Built for the client and server from the ground up.
  • Railway-routes -- Low level library for generating Rails-style routes.
  • Chungking -- Low level library for using Rails-style controllers with Express.
  • sails -- Full stack MVC framework which automatically maps event handlers to Express routes.



  • Visit the Connect wiki for middleware.
  • Flashify -- for rails type notifications
  • express-uncapitalize -- redirect HTTP requests containing uppercase to a canonical lowercase form.
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