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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
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Section 2: Developing RESTful Web Services
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Section 3: Enhancing RESTful Web Services
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Section 4: Extending the Capabilities of RESTful Web Services

To get the most out of this book

  1. You need knowledge of the following:
  • The JavaSript programming language
  • TypeScript basics
  • Web application concepts
  • NoSQL database concepts
  • Cloud computing basics
  1. The following tools will be used in the book:
  • TypeScript 3
  • MongoDB
  • Travis CI
  • Swagger
  • Robo 3T (Formerly Robomongo)
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • GitHub

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