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Express.js vs Node.js Programming Challenge: Routing Dilemma


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I am developing a web application using Node.js and Express.js. However, encounter a challenge with routing that involves choosing between using the core Node.js http module for routing or leveraging Express.js for the same purpose.

Consider the following code snippet:

const http = require('http');
const url = require('url');

const server = http.createServer((req, res) => {
    const path = url.parse(req.url).pathname;

    if (path === '/home') {
        res.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
        res.end('Welcome to the home page!');
    } else if (path === '/about') {
        res.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
        res.end('Learn more about us!');
    } else {
        res.writeHead(404, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
        res.end('Page not found!');

const port = 3000;
server.listen(port, () => {
    console.log(`Server listening on port ${port}`);

I'm also looking at multiple articles to discover the solution to the issue of identifying the benefits and drawbacks of utilizing this simple Node.js http module technique for routing against Express.js. Furthermore, propose a concise solution to improve the code depending on the chosen routing technique. Thank you for delving into this Express.js vs Node.js programming challenge!

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