Pro REST API Development with Node.js

  • 2h 34m
  • Fernando Doglio
  • Apress
  • 2015

Pro REST API Development with Node.js is your guide to managing and understanding the full capabilities of successful REST development. API design is a hot topic in the programming world, but not many resources exist for developers to really understand how you can leverage the advantages.

This book will provide a brief background on REST and the tools it provides (well known and not so well known). Understand how there is more to REST than just JSON and URLs. You will then cover and compare the maintained modules currently available in the npm community, including Express, Restify, Vatican, and Swagger. Finally you will code an example API from start to finish, using a subset of the tools covered.

The Node community is currently flooded with modules; some of them are published once and never updated again - cluttering the entire universe of packages. Pro REST API Development with Node.js shines light into that black hole of modules for the developers trying to create an API. Understand REST API development with Node.js using this book today.

What you’ll learn

  • What REST really is and how you can use it to your advantage.
  • How to use a variety of modules including JSON/Hal, Express, Restify, Vatican, and Swagger.
  • How to build an example RESTful API from start to finish.
  • How to troubleshoot any problems and move on with your API.

Who this book is for

This is book is designed for any Node.js developer who wants to fully understand REST API development. So often, the true capabilities of this method are not fully understood. This book will shed light on all aspects and make REST API development easy.

About the Author

Fernando Doglio has been working as a Web Developer for the past 10 years. In that time, he's come to love the web, and has had the opportunity of working with most of the leading technologies at the time, suchs as PHP, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, and Node. js, Angular.js, AJAX, REST APIs and others.

In this Book

  • Rest 101
  • API Design Best Practices
  • Node.js and REST
  • Architecting a REST API
  • Working with Modules
  • Planning Your REST API
  • Developing Your REST API
  • Troubleshooting



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