Caio Ribeiro Pereira, “Building APIs with Node.js”
English | ISBN: n/a | 2015 | PDF | 152 pages | 3,4 MB
Currently, we live in a period in which the majority of users use different types of devices to connect to the internet. The most popular devices are smartphones, tablets and notebooks. Developing systems for different types of devices requires the work of building web services, also known by the name of API (Application Program Interface).
Basically, the APIs are back-end systems that are designed to work only with data in a centralized manner, allowing client-side applications to be developed separately, to have a unique interfaces to the final user. These client-side applications are typically mobile apps, desktop applications or web apps.
There are some cases of large companies, such as LinkedIn and PayPal, which significantly saved expenses with servers migrating some of their projects to Node.js.
In this book, you’ll learn in practice how to build scalable APIs in Node.js platform through writing elegant codes using ECMAScript 2015 (aka ES6) and some popular frameworks like Express, Passport, ApiDoc, Mocha, Helmet and more.