Designing Web APIs with Strapi

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Designing Web APIs with Strapi

Designing Web APIs with Strapi


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Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 310

ISBN : 9781800566705

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Leverage the power of Strapi to build self-hosted, customizable, and performant content APIs

Key Features

  • Discover how Strapi can help you build APIs quickly and focus on your products and features
  • Learn how to put Strapi into practice by implementing it in real-world scenarios
  • Understand how to use Strapi's powerful features to customize your APIs

Book Description

Strapi is a Node.js-based, flexible, open-source headless CMS with an integrated admin panel that anyone can use and helps save API development time. APIs built with Strapi can be consumed using REST or GraphQL from any client. With this book, you'll take a hands-on approach to exploring the capabilities of the Strapi platform and creating a custom API from scratch.

This book will help JavaScript developers to put their knowledge to work by guiding them through building powerful backend APIs. You'll see how to effortlessly create content structures that can be customized according to your needs, and gain insights into how to write, edit, and manage your content seamlessly with Strapi. As you progress through the chapters, you'll discover a wide range of Strapi features, as well as understand how to add complex features to the API such as user authentication, data sorting, and pagination. You'll not only learn how to find and use existing plugins from the open-source community but also build your own plugins with custom functionality with the Strapi plugin API and add them to the admin panel. Finally, you'll learn how to deploy the API to Heroku and AWS.

By the end of this book, you'll be able to build powerful, scalable, and secure APIs using Strapi.

What you will learn

  • Explore Strapi and understand how it works
  • Define content types to build APIs quickly and efficiently
  • Understand authentication and authorization in Strapi
  • Create production-ready APIs with Strapi
  • Deploy the Strapi API to various environments, including Heroku and AWS
  • Use best practices to run the Strapi API in production
  • Sync permissions to access the API between multiple environments
  • Write basic tests for API utilities as well as the endpoint

Who this book is for

This book is for backend and frontend JavaScript developers. Experienced API developers will learn a new, fast, and flexible way of building APIs, while frontend developers will be able to take a step toward becoming full-stack developers by learning how to leverage Strapi for building APIs quickly. Basic knowledge of JavaScript and REST API concepts is assumed.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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