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Beginning API Development with Node.js

By : Anthony Nandaa
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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)

Setting up Hapi.js

Hapi.js (HTTP API), is a rich framework for building applications and services, focusing on writing reusable application logic. There are a number of other frameworks; notable among them is Express.js. However, from the ground up, Hapi.js is optimized for API building, and we will see this shortly when building our application.

Exercise 1: Building a Basic Hapi.js Server

In this exercise, we're going to build a basic HTTP server like the one before, but now with Hapi.js. You will notice how most of the things are done for us under the hood with Hapi.js. However, Hapi.js is also built on top of the http module.

For the rest of the exercises, from the first exercise of Chapter 3, Building the API – Part 2, we will be building on top of each exercise as we progress. So, we might need to go back and modify previous files and so forth:

  1. In your Lesson-2 folder, create a subfolder called hello-hapi.


Use the exercise-b1 folder for your reference at Code/Lesson-2.

  1. On the Terminal...