Production Grade APIs
Production Grade APIs
How to understand, build and maintain APIs for production
About the Book
This book is fundamentally about understanding. We begin the book by taking a look at HTTP and how this method of communicating on the internet works together with popular frameworks to create web servers. With this level of understanding, we'll go into what APIs are at the fundamental level, before gradually adding layers on top of this foundational understanding.
Chapter One - Foundations
- The hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP)
- HTTP Basics
- The anatomy of a HTTP Message
- The value of predictability
- The internet postman
- The webserver
Chapter Two - Introduction to APIs
- API use cases
- Web Services
- Web service architecture patterns
- REST API by example
Chapter Three - Writing a REST API
- Initial structure
- Setting up the product endpoints
- Error handling
- Data validation
- Environment variables
Chapter Four - Testing your API
- A is for automation
- Implementing automated testing
Chapter Five - Persistant storage
- Storage options
- Chapter Five - API Documentation
- Chapter seven - API Performance
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