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Beginning API Development with Node.js

By : Anthony Nandaa
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Book Image

Beginning API Development with Node.js

3.5 (2)
By: Anthony Nandaa

Overview of this book

Using the same framework to build both server and client-side applications saves you time and money. This book teaches you how you can use JavaScript and Node.js to build highly scalable APIs that work well with lightweight cross-platform client applications. It begins with the basics of Node.js in the context of backend development, and quickly leads you through the creation of an example client that pairs up with a fully authenticated API implementation. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills and exposure required to get hands-on with your own API development project.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Chapter 2. Building the API - Part 1

This chapter is meant to introduce the students to API building using Node.js. We will start by building a basic HTTP server to gain an understanding of how Node.js works.

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Implement a basic HTTP server using the Node.js built-in http module
  • Implement a basic Hapi.js setup for an API
  • Describe the basic HTTP verbs and how they differ from each other
  • Implement various routes for the API, making use of the different HTTP verbs
  • Implement logging the web application
  • Validating API requests