Handling Requests

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  function handleHTTP(req,res){
    res.writeHead(200, {"Content-type": "text/plain"});
    res.end("Hello World:");
to demonstrate that these are in fact real streams:
  function handleHTTP(req,res){
    res.writeHead(200, {"Content-type": "text/plain"});
    res.write("Hello World:");


the core level, writing it yourself without a framework like Express

the ​req​ parameter has lots of properties that you can use for the routing e.g:

​function handleHTTP(req, res){
  if (req.method === "GET") {
      // GET route
      // res.writeHead(200...
} else { res.writeHead(403) }

if you want to use by path, then add ​if(req.url === "/"){//send response...}​ 

you can use ​if​ statements, ​switch​ statements, ​JSON​ config files to create your routes, or use express and connect 

he doesn't use any middleware framework, because it's simple enough that he doesn't need