How do I use fCC Backend Boiler Plate?

Hi Campers,

I am working on the first API project on the freeCodeCamp backend section. The first section of the API projects, ‘Get set for our API Development Projects’ says that I can use boilerplate found in this repository: to help with the projects. The problem is that is seems very complicated, I am not sure why I would need all of this “extra code”. Can anyone provide an explanation? Thanks.

Sorry I don’t have time for a more in depth explanation ATM. But I will say that yes, that is a tough transition. I was about 3/4 through the back end certain before I started to really understand what was going on. I would recommend the book Express in Action - it cleared up a lot of things for me.

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