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  • How to Hire a Great Freelance Express.js Developer?

  • Express Javascript i.e Express.js is a backend web application framework for NodeJS. Released as an open source and free software, it is one of the most popular NodeJS frameworks used for developing features for mobile and web applications.
    It is preferred by programmers on a time crunch - who do not want to undertake a lot of coding without compromising on quality. Express.js is used by companies around the world primarily for enterprise app development. Some notable names include Paypal, Uber, Accenture, IBM.

    If you’re looking to hire a freelance Express.js developer for your company, this guide is going to help you find the perfect fit. We’ve included everything you need to know about hiring a freelance Express.js developer.

    We have broken the sections into the following parts:
    1. Let's introduce Express.js to you.
    2. Why is Express.js widespread?
    3. Writing the Job Description
    4. Interview Questions for hiring a Express.js Developer
    - Basic Questions
    - Advanced Questions
    - Data Structures/Algo Questions

    1.Let's introduce Express.js to you

    • Express.js was founded by  TJ Holowaychuk back in May 22nd 2010 to help create APIs and web applications with ease.

    • Inspired by the open source software Sinatra, Holowaychuk developed Express.js which required relatively minimal coding and could incorporate many features as plugins.

    • In June 2014, Holowaychuk sold the rights of open source Express.js to a Node.js based startup called StrongLoop.

    • StrongLoop was then acquired by IBM by 2015, and by 2016, IBM handed off Express to the NodeJS foundation.

    • Express.js is currently managed and maintained by the NodeJS foundation.

    • 2. Why is Express.js widespread?

      • Express.js' popularity can be attributed to its pre-built Node framework which enable programmers to develop intelligent applications faster.
      • Express.js is also highly extensible via NodeJS. This improves the scalability of your applications with your desired features by adding more resources to your framework.
      • Since Express is a fullstack JavaScript framework, it also requires lesser maintenance and development cost, making it a more cost effective option compared to its counterparts.

      3. Writing the Job Description

      Below are some key points that we at Flexiple have learned through trial and error - a process of filtering through over 15,000 developers.

      • Years of software development experience: Be specific about the technology you’re looking for and the number of years of experience needed. A proxy to years of experience can be the number of production-level apps worked on.

      • Type of products built in the past: Based on the type of product you are trying to build - social network, SAAS product, etc. - you can prioritize certain developers over others.

      • Exposure to specific industries: Developers who have built products in certain industries will already know key aspects of laying the foundation for a great product and will be able to predict possible problems.

      • Experience working remotely: A developer with past remote work experience is an added advantage as they would have first-hand experience of everything - right from how contracts work to streamlined communication, as well as timelines and deliverables.

      • Strong communication: An essential thing to look at when hiring a freelancer is excellent communication skills. Since all the interaction happens online, a freelancer should be able to effectively communicate to ensure a streamlined execution of all work.

      • 4. Interview Questions for hiring a Express.js Developer

        Now that you have made a quality JD, it can still be tricky to evaluate the skills of your applicants. To help you with that, we have created a pool of questions that a good software developer should be comfortable with.
        It is important to note that the ability to answer these questions doesn't imply that you have a top quality candidate. But it definitely is a big step in that direction.

        To help you navigate through these questions, we’ve categorized the interview questions in 3 parts:

        A. Basic concepts: Includes all basic concepts used across languages but we've focused on their significance in Node.js. This will give you an understanding of how strong their programming foundation is.

        B. Advanced concepts: Includes all concepts that someone with higher expertise should know.

        C. DS/Algorithm questions: To test the logical capability of the candidate.

        A. Basic concepts

  • How is Node.js asynchronous when javascript is single-threaded ?

    We first need to understand that Node.js is just a Javascript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 engine. The V8 engine was originally made by Google for Google. It was written in C++ to compile Javascript functions to machine code. It is highly efficient and optimised and is also used in Google Chrome for the same purpose.

    Javascript is a single threaded language. This means that it has one call stack and one memory heap. Due to this it has to execute code sequentially. But as we know, the devils of synchronous programming can often decrease the efficiency of code. This is primarily due to blocking code which takes a long time to execute, such as I/O operations.

    Request Handling in Browsers

    To combat this problem, we have the different browser engines such as Chrome’s V8 engine, Firefox’s Spidermonkey, etc.. Tasks which take a long time are handled by Web API of these engines, which handle them in the background and allow synchronous execution of the rest of the code. When the background task in the Web API is done, a callback is pushed to the call stack.

    Multi-threaded Request-Response Architecture

    In other popular web application technologies such as JSP, Spring, ASP.NET, the language spawns a thread for each request and the thread executes the request and sends back a response. This is known as Multi-threaded Request-Response architecture.

    Single-threaded Event Loop Architecture

    Node.js on the other hand follows a path similar to Javascript. Node.js follows Single-threaded Event Loop architecture. It is built upon Javascript’s event based model with its callback mechanism.

    The Node.js web server internally maintains a thread pool to handle client requests, but these are not meant to be handled and used by the developer directly. The number of threads in the thread pool depends on the number of cores the CPU has. When the web server receives the requests, they are added to a queue known as ‘Event Queue’.

    ‘Event Loop’ is yet another internal component which is central to this architecture of Node.js. Event Loop uses a single thread only. It runs indefinitely and checks the Event Queue for requests. If the request does not require any blocking I/O operation like handling file system, database, then the single thread directly executes them. But if there is any such operation then a thread is picked up from the thread pool, assigned to the request, and when it finishes puts a callback in the Event Loop.

    Therefore, Node.js runs on a single thread, similar to Javascript, but it maintains a thread pool from which it spawns threads to run asynchronous functions in the background.

    B. Advanced concepts

  • What is a load balancer and how will you set it up?

    First let us discuss why load balancers are required. As the traffic increases on a server, the server experiences a slow down. To prevent this slow down, the server needs to be scaled up. Scaling of server can be achieved in two ways:
    1. Vertical Scaling
    2. Horizontal Scaling
    Vertical scaling refers to upgrading the resources of a particular server by increasing storage, increasing RAM, upgrading CPU. This gives the server more cores, faster execution speed, faster access time to storage and more storage. This was largely the traditional way of increasing performance of a server.

    Horizontal scaling refers to using multiple servers to increase the performance of the back end infrastructure. So, instead of boosting resources of one server, multiple servers are used together. This has been found to be cheaper than vertical scaling and therefore practiced on a large scale. A load balancer is, thus, required in case of horizontal scaling.

    In software development, load balancing refers to the process of distributing a set of tasks over a set of resources, with the aim of making their overall processing more efficient. Coming to backend development, load balancing refers to efficiently distributing incoming network traffic across a group of backend servers. Such a group of servers is called a server farm or server pool.

    Along with distributing traffic load balancers also help in preventing a server from becoming a single point of failure. In a large scale architecture load balancers can be placed at 3 levels:
    • between client and web server
    • between web server and internal platform layer (like cache server or application server)
    • between internal platform layer and database
    But we are primarily going to focus on the first one.


    One server is taken primarily for load balancing. The requests first hit this server and then based on the load balancing algorithm the request is routed to one of the several back end servers, which carry out the request.

    A load balancer considers two factors before forwarding a request:
    • An algorithm that helps in choosing from the healthy servers
    • If the server chosen is responding appropriately

    The different algorithms used by a load balancer are:
    1. Least Connection Method: Direct traffic to the server with fewest active connections
    2. Least Response Time Method: Direct traffic to the server with fewest active connections and least response time
    3. Least Bandwidth Method: Direct traffic to the server serving the least amount of traffic (measured in Mbps)
    4. Round Robin Method: Directs requests to servers in a cyclic manner
    5. Weighted Round Robin Method: Different servers are weighed according to their resources, accordingly the one with more weights is given more priority.
    6. IP Hash: A hash is calculated of the IP address of the client. The server to forward the request to is chosen based on the hash value. 


    A popular software used for load balancing is NGINX. It is an open source software for web serving, reverse proxying, caching, load balancing, media streaming, and more. It started out as a web server designed for maximum performance and stability. In addition to its HTTP server capabilities, NGINX can also function as a proxy server for email (IMAP, POP3, and SMTP) and a reverse proxy & load balancer for HTTP, TCP, and UDP servers.

    It is quite simple to use NGINX as a load balancer. Install NGINX in the server chosen to be as the load balancer.

    upstream app_servers {     
        server backend1.example.com; 
        server backend2.example.com; 
        server backend3.example.com; 

    server {
            listen       80;
            server_name  localhost;
    location / {
       proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
       proxy_set_header Host      $http_host;
       proxy_pass       http://app_servers;

    The upstream app_server block holds the servers to redirect requests to. Inside the location block, we are setting app_server as the target block. The server_name identifies which domain the load balancer will show.
  • Give a detailed overview of any one authentication strategy?

    Web apps need to be authenticated to ensure that only the required people get access to the required data. Without strong authentication, you can suffer problems ranging from unauthorized login to complete leak of the database.

    Authentication strategies are methods for user authentication and management. There are multiple ways to achieve this. With a constantly shifting landscape, it is difficult to zero in on one strategy as the best. Yet, it is a necessary element of almost all real world Node.js projects.

      The authentication strategies in Node.js can broadly be classified into 3 types:
    • Middleware Modules (like Passport.js)
    • User Management as a Service
    • Custom Database and Authentication

    Middleware Modules

    These are npm packages such as Passport.js, Everyauth and Permit. These are packages that work on top of Node.js frameworks such as Express.js, Koa.js, Hapify.js. They utilise the ‘connect’ middleware conventions. This means that while using the aforementioned frameworks, you can just plug in the modules and use their functionality.

    These mainly deal with session management, and also provide single sign on features. But their functionality is largely limited to this. They do not provide other features like account verification and password reset, which are left to the developer to develop.

    Passport.js is by far the most popular amongst these packages. It is an authentication middleware designed primarily to authenticate requests and to safeguard endpoints/routes from unknown users. It can be implemented within an Express-based Node.js web application.

    Today, there are multiple ways of providing authentication: like a simple sign up/login or single-sign-on using an OAuth provider such as Facebook or Github, etc.. Passport offers a varied set of such mechanisms in the form of different packages, so that the developer doesn’t have to be burdened with extra dependencies.

    app.post('/login', passport.authenticate('local', { successRedirect: '/',
                                                        failureRedirect: '/login' }));

    As you can see in this route, passport.authenticate() is a middleware in the Express app route. In the passport authentication, ‘local’ option is opted which means using a custom username and password instead of OAuth through Facebook, Twitter or any other such provider. If the authentication is successful, then the user is redirected to the route ‘/’ and if it fails then the user is redirected to ‘/login’.

    User Management as a Service

    These are services such as Stormpath/Okta, Keycloak and Auth0. Over time, software has moved from on-premise to the cloud, to now a distributed API service. These technologies provide Identity Management APIs for software teams building web, mobile and API driven applications.

    Identity management (ID management) is the organizational process for identifying, authenticating and authorizing individuals or groups of people to have access to applications, systems or networks by associating user rights and restrictions with established identities.

    Such pre-built authentication and user management cut down cost & security risk of developing and maintaining identity in house. As a result, developers can focus on the core features instead. Compared to middleware modules, these provide more features than just securing endpoints. This includes email account verification, password reset workflows, role-based access, two-factor authentication and so on.

    But introducing 3rd party services always has the requirement to be highly available, fast, portable, provide security during transport and most importantly provide flexibility based on the user model. These conditions vary vastly from service to service and an in-depth study needs to be done of all these before adopting a service.

    Stormpath is one such service that offers identity management APIs. It is a cloud-based user data storage system with an option for private deployment. Features include user registration, authentication, authorization, user profiles, single-sign-on, multi-tenancy, token authentication, and API key management. It has an open source SDK present for most popular languages like Node.js, Angular.js, Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, .NET, iOS, Android.

    Stormpath also supports easy integration with Passport.js.

    var spClient = new stormpath.Client({ apiKey: apiKey });
      // Grab our app, then attempt to create this user's account.
      spClient.getApplication(process.env['STORMPATH_APP_HREF'], function(err, app) {
        if (err) throw err;
          givenName: 'John',
          surname: 'Smith',
          username: username,
          email: username,
          password: password,
        }, function (err, createdAccount) {
          if (err) {
            return res.render('register', { title: 'Register', error: err.userMessage });
          passport.authenticate('stormpath')(req, res, function () {
            return res.redirect('/dashboard');

    This showcases a part of how working with Stormpath would be for a developer. Here the createAccount() feature of Stormpath is being showcased. As you can see that Passport.js is also being used and the ‘stormpath’ strategy is chosen.

    Custom Database and Authentication

    This is the more do-it-yourself approach, where the developer builds the whole authentication architecture from scratch. It first starts with choosing your tech stack, database, hashing algorithm, method of maintaining sessions and so on. After this, the next part would be to build the user management service.

    It is a common task as it is intrinsic to almost any real world project. But it is prone to error - as anything built from scratch suffers from. Moreover, there is a hefty amount of code to be maintained too. But this strategy provides the most amount of flexibility and freedom to the developer.

    A traditional stack for achieving this would be to use a database like MongoDB or PostgresQL. Pick the required ORM like sequelize or mongoose with them. Bcrypt is a popular hashing algorithm which also has npm packages for its easy implementation.

    After this, routes need to be created for account creation, user verification, login and password reset. Thereon, an authentication logic is written to secure the different endpoints, and even the database needs to be secured from unauthorized access using secret keys.

    C. Data Structure/ Algorithm

  • 1. Given a string containing just the characters '(', ')', '{', '}', '[' and ']', determine if the input string is valid. An input string is valid if: Open brackets must be closed by the same type of brackets. Open brackets must be closed in the correct order. Note that an empty string is also considered valid.

    class ValidParentheses{
        func isValid(_ s: String) -> Bool {
            var stc = [Character]()
            for char in s {
                if char == "(" || char == "[" || char == "{" {
                } else if char == ")" {
                    guard stc.count != 0 && stc.removeLast() == "(" else {
                        return false
                } else if char == "]" {
                    guard stc.count != 0 && stc.removeLast() == "[" else {
                        return false
                } else if char == "}" {
                    guard stc.count != 0 && stc.removeLast() == "{" else {
                        return false
            return stc.isEmpty

    The above code will input 0(false). 
  • 2. What will the output of the following code be?

    var a = 10;
    var b = 5;
    var c = 3;
    if (a / b / c)
    a) hi
    b) hello
    c) error
    d) no output

    The answer is A because the floating-point division returns a non zero value = 0.66 which evaluates
    to true and outputs ‘hi’.
  • 3. What will the output of the following code be?

    var p = 2;
    var q = 4;
    var r = 6;
    if (p > q > r)

    The answer is False. It may look like the output can be true because 6 > 4 > 2 is true, but PHP evaluates $z > $y 
    first, which returns a boolean value of 1 or true. This value (true or 1) is compared to the 
    next integer in the chain, bool(1) > $z, which will result in NULL and echo “false.”

    Parting thoughts

    As discussed, it isn't easy to find a quality freelance software developer but this guide makes the process easier for you. To offload the entire hiring process, reach out to us at Flexiple. We've designed a high-quality, 6-step screening process to find the top 1%, freelance developers. You can find the best freelance Express.js developers here. We've already served over a hundred clients, earning great reviews for the quality of service.

    Lastly, to quickly summarize it for you:
    1. Note your project requirements and hire accordingly. Do not go for the lowest or the highest-paid developer.
    2. Don’t hire without vetting- consider asking questions right from the basics to advanced to logical questions.
    3. Look for companies like Flexiple that help you find the perfect fit.
    That is everything you need to know about hiring a freelance Express.js developer. Happy hiring! :)

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