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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

Design maturity and implementation

An article that was presented by Martin Fowler in 2010, named the Richardson Maturity Model (RMM), and its principles, which were explained by Mike Amundsen in his book, RESTful Web Clients, speak of a maturity model, which can be used to identify which level an organization is on and what else they have to do to achieve the so-called Glory of REST:

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The RMM classifies APIs based on their architectural maturity. As we can see from the preceding diagram, it is possible to see that the higher the level (Level 3, for instance), the closer the API is to the REST Architectural Style (Glory of REST), and the further away it is from Level 0: The Swamp of POX.