Pro REST API Development with Node.js by Fernando Doglio

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Pro REST API Development with Node.js

Fernando Doglio, "Pro REST API Development with Node.js"
English | ISBN: 1484209184 | 2015 | EPUB | 196 pages | 2,5 MB

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: REST 101
Chapter Two: API Design Best Practices
Chapter Three: Node.js and REST
Chapter Four: Architecting a REST API
Chapter Five: Working with Modules
Chapter Six: Planning Your REST API
Chapter Seven: Developing Your REST API
Chapter Eight: Troubleshooting


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