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Request Parsing in Node.js Guide

Parsing requests in Node.js is a hit or miss

Different Content-Types and body formats, it's hard to remember which is which. application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data? How do you even tell them apart?!

The code you wrote is working only half of the time, and you have no idea why. Express is parsing some requests, but ignoring others.

Frontend data isn't coming through and req.body comes up as undefined. Something surely is missing, but what?

What if you knew the shape of the incoming data like the back of your hand?

Write a few lines of code, get your data in the right format, and pass it further down the app. How great is that?

You could be an expert at handling incoming requests in Node.js.

Imagine writing code that works on the first run. No more guessing.

You can ditch the console.logs because you know exactly where your data will be and how it will look like.

A guide for parsing requests in Node.js

All you need is a well-crafted reference guide that shows you all the information you need at a quick glance.

5 thumbnail images of the pages inside the Request Parsing in Node.js Guide. It covers frontend and backend examples of the most common Content-Type requests.

With this FREE reference guide, you will be able to:

  • Parse each Content-Type correctly according to latest best practices
  • Know the difference between application/json, application/x-www-form-urlencoded and multipart/form-data
  • Visualise how frontend data maps to req.body on the server side
  • Reference the fields provided by multer, and what they mean

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