API with Node.js, Express and Prisma
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API with Node.js, Express and Prisma

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This book shows you how to build a complete, 100% functional API. Using Node.js and JavaScript, using the simplicity and versatility that Express offers to build an API, data persistence with Prisma as the ORM to serve as an intermediary between the database and the application. Including authentication and authorization using JSON Web Token, validations, log system, security aspects and documentation. Allowing the reader to have a broad view of how to build a robust and flexible API.

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This book is a translation into English of API con Node.js, Express y Prisma which was originally written in Spanish.

About the Author

Gustavo Morales
Gustavo Morales

Soy Ingeniero de Sistemas, he sido profesor por más de 12 años en asignaturas relacionadas con desarrollo de software, me encanta programar, apasionado por la enseñanza y el aprendizaje. Actualmente me desempeño con Software Engineer tiempo completo para una agencia digital internacional.

Table of Contents

    • Introduction
      • What is an API?
      • What is a Web API?
      • What is a REST Web API?
      • Response Format
      • Error Format
      • Glossary of Terms
    • Configuration
      • Initialize the project
      • Development Tools
      • Create a Web Server
      • Configuration and Environment Variables
    • Express
      • What is Express?
      • Setting up Express
      • Modularize the application
      • Express Middleware
      • Error Handling
      • API Versioning
      • API Structure
      • Controllers
      • Process Route Parameters
      • Capture Parameters from the URL
      • Capture Data Sent as JSON Objects
    • Database
      • PostgreSQL
      • Prisma
      • Connect Prisma and the Database
    • Data Layer
      • Prisma Schema
      • Prisma Models
      • Creating a Record
      • Read Records
      • Pagination
      • Read a Record
      • Update a Record
      • Delete a Record
      • Middleware for Route Parameters
      • Sorting
    • Resource Management
      • Creating New Resources
      • Relationships Between Resources
      • Nested Resources
      • Data Aggregation
    • Authentication and Authorization
      • Password Encryption
      • User Authentication
      • Session Management with tokens
      • Token Verification and Decoding
      • Resource Authorization
    • Validations
      • Validations Through Schemas
      • Custom Validations and Field Cleaning
      • Multiple Schemas
    • Logging System
      • Tracking Requests
      • Using Winston for Managing the Logging System
      • Using morgan to Send HTTP Requests to the Logging System
    • Security
      • Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)
      • Header Configuration with Helmet
      • Limiting the Number of Requests to Endpoints
    • Testing
      • Test Configuration
      • Unit Testing
      • Setting Up the Test Database
      • Integration Testing
      • Random Test Data
    • Documentation
      • OpenAPI
      • Swagger
      • Documentation Setup
      • Route Definitions
      • Schema Definitions
      • Input Data Definition
      • Authorization Definition
    • Conclusion

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