FAQ: Getting Started - Routes

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I need an explanation of how get ‘welcome’ => ‘pages#home’ actually works. I understand the right side, but I don’t understand where the welcome keyword comes from. I searched the other files and don’t see any other use of the word ‘welcome’

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I have the same question. Can ‘welcome’ be any word?

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‘welcome’ could be anything you could put ‘home’. The part on the left side is what you would type in the address bar, example: http://localhost:8080/welcome would take you to the home page (pages#home) Hopefully that makes sense :slight_smile:

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