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Hands-On RESTful Web Services with TypeScript 3

By : Biharck Muniz Araújo
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Book Image

Hands-On RESTful Web Services with TypeScript 3

5 (1)
By: Biharck Muniz Araújo

Overview of this book

In the world of web development, leveraging data is the key to developing comprehensive applications, and RESTful APIs help you to achieve this systematically. This book will guide you in designing and developing web services with the power of TypeScript 3 and Node.js. You'll design REST APIs using best practices for request handling, validation, authentication, and authorization. You'll also understand how to enhance the capabilities of your APIs with ODMs, databases, models and views, as well as asynchronous callbacks. This book will guide you in securing your environment by testing your services and initiating test automation with different testing approaches. Furthermore, you'll get to grips with developing secure, testable, and more efficient code, and be able to scale and deploy TypeScript 3 and Node.js-powered RESTful APIs on cloud platforms such as the Google Cloud Platform. Finally, the book will help you explore microservices and give you an overview of what GraphQL can allow you to do. By the end of this book, you will be able to use RESTful web services to create your APIs for mobile and web apps and other platforms.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
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Section 1: Unraveling API Design
Section 2: Developing RESTful Web Services
Section 3: Enhancing RESTful Web Services
Section 4: Extending the Capabilities of RESTful Web Services

Using MongoDB

In a few words, MongoDB is a database ruled by the document-oriented concept. It is currently the most popular NoSQL database and it is open source. Since 2015, and as of 2019, MongoDB ranks on top of popular databases. 10gen had developed it initially, and it has evolved to be known as MongoDB Inc.

As a document-oriented database, MongoDB stores data in JSON documents with a dynamic schema. So, when the records have to be stored, it can be done irrespective of the data structure. The documents in MongoDB bear resemblance to JSON objects, as shown:

"firstName" : "Biharck",
"lastName": "Araujo",
"phone" : "5555555",
"username" : "biharck"

Installing MongoDB