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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

Chapter 3

  1. API-First and Contract-First.
  2. It means that it's time to start using HTTP verbs properly.
  3. The OpenAPI is the official API specification. The specification is hosted by the OpenAPI Initiative and involves more than 30 organizations around the world including Microsoft, Google, IBM, and CapitalOne.
  4. No, Swagger is a tool that has been built around the OpenAPI Specification. There are a lot of tools like Swagger that are also compliant with OpenAPI Spec.
  5. The use of OpenAPI allows you to create a collaborative ecosystem on API design, in order to save time and avoid errors when writing code, ensure quality, and generate documentation.
  1. Swagger is a set of open source tools built around the OpenAPI specification that can help you design, build, document, and consume REST APIs. The open source Swagger tools are Swagger Editor, Swagger UI, and Swagger Codegen.
  2. Basically...