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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

Principles of Designing RESTful APIs

Since we described what REST is in the previous chapter, we will now go over best practices for REST and RESTful APIs. In the upcoming chapters, we are going to create our own web services. Since we have already learned how to simplify operations, how to organize endpoints, and how to name and perform code standardization, this chapter will help you understand the planning part easily. Before you start coding, we will give you a brief overview of what type of decisions you need to make while creating APIs.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Organizing API endpoints
  • Different ways to expose an API service
  • Working with large datasets
  • Naming conventions
  • HTTP status codes
  • API versioning