RESTful Web API Design with Node.js 10

RESTful Web API Design with Node.js 10

Learn to create robust RESTful web services with Node.js, MongoDB, and Express.js

person icon Valentin Bojinov

ebook icon Packt Publishing

language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Oct, 2020

architecture icon Development,Web Development,Node.JS


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Formats : PDF, EPUB, MOBI (Downlodable)

Pages : 178

ISBN : 9781788629140

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Design and implement scalable and maintainable RESTful solutions with Node.js 10

Key Features

  • Create rich and scalable RESTful API solutions from scratch
  • Explore the new features of Node.js 10, Express 4.0, and MongoDB
  • Integrate MongoDB in your Node.js application to store and secure your data

Book Description

When building RESTful services, it is really important to choose the right framework. Node.js, with its asynchronous, event-driven architecture, is exactly the right choice for building RESTful APIs.

This third edition of RESTful Web API Design with Node.js 10 will teach you to create scalable and rich RESTful applications based on the Node.js platform. You will be introduced to the latest NPM package handler and understand how to use it to customize your RESTful development process. You will begin by understanding the key principle that makes an HTTP application a RESTful-enabled application. After writing a simple HTTP request handler, you will create and test Node.js modules using automated tests and mock objects; explore using the NoSQL database, MongoDB, to store data; and get to grips with using self-descriptive URLs. You’ll learn to set accurate HTTP status codes along with understanding how to keep your applications backward-compatible. Also, while implementing a full-fledged RESTful service, you will use Swagger to document the API and implement automation tests for a REST-enabled endpoint with Mocha. Lastly, you will explore some authentication techniques to secure your application.

What you will learn

  • Install, develop, and test your own Node.js user modules
  • Understand the differences between HTTP and RESTful applications
  • Use self-descriptive URLs and set accurate HTTP status codes
  • Eliminate third-party dependencies in your tests with mocking
  • Implement automation tests for a REST-enabled endpoint with Mocha
  • Secure your services with NoSQL database integration within Node.js applications
  • Integrate a simple frontend using JavaScript libraries available on a CDN server

Who This Book Is For

If you are a web developer keen to enrich your development skills to create server-side RESTful applications based on the Node.js platform, this book is for you. Some knowledge of REST would be an added advantage, but is definitely not a necessity.

Table of Contents

  1. REST – What You Did Not Know
  2. Getting Started with Node.js
  3. Building a Typical Web API
  4. Using NoSQL Databases
  5. Restful API Design Guidelines
  6. Implementing a Full fledged RESTful Service
  7. Preparing a RESTful API for Production
  8. Consuming a RESTful API
  9. Securing the application
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