tommyd456 tommyd456 - 6 months ago 128
Javascript Question

Cannot GET / Nodejs Error

I'm using the tutorial found here: http://addyosmani.github.io/backbone-fundamentals/#create-a-simple-web-server and added the following code.

// Module dependencies.
var application_root = __dirname,
express = require( 'express' ), //Web framework
path = require( 'path' ), //Utilities for dealing with file paths
mongoose = require( 'mongoose' ); //MongoDB integration

//Create server
var app = express();

// Configure server
app.configure( function() {
//parses request body and populates request.body
app.use( express.bodyParser() );

//checks request.body for HTTP method overrides
app.use( express.methodOverride() );

//perform route lookup based on url and HTTP method
app.use( app.router );

//Where to serve static content
app.use( express.static( path.join( application_root, 'site') ) );

//Show all errors in development
app.use( express.errorHandler({ dumpExceptions: true, showStack: true }));
});

//Start server
var port = 5000;
app.listen( port, function() {
console.log( 'Express server listening on port %d in %s mode', port, app.settings.env );
});


After starting the server with
node server.js
I'm getting an error stating
Cannot GET /
when I access
localhost:5000
and I just wondered if anyone knew much about this error as Express and Node are new to me?

Answer

I think you're missing your routes, you need to define at least one route for example '/' to index.

e.g.

app.get('/', function (req, res) {
  res.render('index', {});
});