Build Node APIs Like a Craftsman!
Build Node APIs Like a Craftsman!
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Looking to build a good quality REST API? Want to built it with Node? Get this bundle to work out how to do both!
Build APIs You Won't Hate
Everyone and their dog wants an API, so you should probably learn how to build them.
After finding many of the existing resources for API development to be lacking, Phil learned a lot of things the hard way through years of trial and error. This book aims to condense that experience, taking examples and explanations further than the trivial apples and pears nonsense tutorials often provide.
Phil worked primarily as an API developer for the last three years. One horror was managing an API built in FuelPHP by a freelancer at the million dollar startup he joined. It was utilizing a then deprecated ORM which had been hacked to death by the previous developer, so took the time to delete that mess and build the next version in Laravel, leveraging it's simple routing, database migrations, schema, seeding, etc. When the following major version of the API was built no rewrite was required, and both managed to live side-by-side on the same "API" servers.
By passing on some best practices and general good advice you can hit the ground running with API development, combined with some horror stories and how they were overcome/avoided/averted. This book will discuss the theory of designing and building APIs in any language or framework, with this theory applied in PHP-based examples.
Some of the more advanced topics covered here are endpoint testing, embedding data objects in a consistent and scalable manner, paginating responses (including embedded objects) and hypermedia "HATEOAS" controls.
The Node Craftsman Book
An advanced Node.js tutorial
- How can you connect to a database like MongoDB or MySQL from your Node.js application?
- How do you write unit tests and end-to-end tests for your code?
- How do you leverage migrations for setting up a continuous deployment workflow?
- How does the Node Package Manager, NPM, work in detail?
- How do you keep your code fast and efficient by leveraging asynchronous and non-blocking operations?
- How do you use and create event emitters?
- How do you write full-fledged web applications using REST frameworks?
- How do you integrate Node.js with AngularJS?
- ...and much more!
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