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Mastering REST APIs in Node.js: Zero-To-Hero

Tamas Piros
  • Course duration: 8h 30m

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Mastering REST APIs in Node.js: Zero To Hero is a fast-paced primer covering everything you ever wanted to know about REST APIs. Expert instructor Tamas Piros answers your questions about how REST APIs work, how to create them, and how to keep them secure with token-based authentication. You’ll even dive into the GraphQL query language, cutting through the hype to learn how it can help you build more reliable APIs.


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about the subject

Building reliable APIs has become one of the most lucrative skills you can learn as a developer—and that means learning REST. REST architecture is the de facto choice for modern APIs, thanks to its flexibility, scalability, and small bandwidth demands. If you’ve ever been left puzzling over how REST APIs work, what components you need to create them, or how to start building them using Node.js, this is the course for you.

about the video

Mastering REST APIs in Node.js: Zero To Hero takes you from the very basics of REST APIs, from REST’s architecture and HTTP methods, to adding relational database and/or NoSQL support. After you’ve grasped the essentials, you’ll delve into advanced topics such as covering authentication via tokens, and the cutting-edge GraphQL query language. As an added bonus the final section of the course takes you through implementing the REST API in an example login page application, including setting authentication for users.

prerequisites

For web developers familiar with ES2015 and the basics of Node.js.

what you will learn

  • Architecting and designing a REST API from scratch
  • Understand HTTP methods, HTTP verbs and HTTP status codes
  • Understand NoSQL (MongoDB)--including queries
  • Understand Relational Databases and SQL (MySQL)
  • Have a working knowledge of Express - including route handling and middleware
  • Understand how to secure a REST API using JWT (JSON Web Tokens)
  • Learn and utilise GraphQL
  • How to consume a REST API from an application

about the instructor

Tamas Piros is a Google Developer Expert in web technologies and a developer evangelist. He has more than a decade of experience delivering technical training to large, prestigious organizations. Throughout his career, he has delivered presentations and training classes all over the world. He is passionate about unlocking the latest and greatest features of web development.
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