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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

Organizing API endpoints

The first important thing that you need to know about organizing API endpoints is that a resource is any information that can be named, which means that a URI should be an entity-based order and not datatype-based current-order-items.

It is good practice to separate internal/private APIs from external/public APIs, for example, by keeping private APIs in the same VPC or making them available only to the company or a specific domain, and making public ones available to any consumer, and sometimes over the internet. It is really common to expose business capabilities externally and foundation capabilities internally. It is important to organize and expose APIs properly, since they will always be used—and they will be used properly. Taking advantage of the business capabilities and creating business-oriented APIs allows an organization to get the most...