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  • Understand how Node.js works, its trends, and where it is being used now
  • Learn about application modularization and built-in Node.js modules
  • Use the npm third-party module registry to extend your application
  • Gain an understanding of asynchronous programming with Node.js
  • Develop scalable and high-performing APIs using hapi.js and Knex.js
  • Write unit tests for your APIs to ensure reliability and maintainability

Using the same framework to build both server and client-side applications saves you time and money. This book teaches you how you can use JavaScript and Node.js to build highly scalable APIs that work well with lightweight cross-platform client applications. It begins with the basics of Node.js in the context of backend development, and quickly leads you through the creation of an example client that pairs up with a fully authenticated API implementation. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills and exposure required to get hands-on with your own API development project.

  • Build web APIs from start to finish using JavaScript across the development stack
  • Explore advanced concepts such as authentication with JWT, and running tests against your APIs
  • Implement over 20 practical activities and exercises across 9 topics to reinforce your learning
Page Count 100
Course Length 3 hours 0 minutes
ISBN 9781789539660
Date Of Publication 23 Jul 2018


Anthony Nandaa

Anthony Nandaa is a senior software developer with more than 7 years of professional programming experience. He was introduced to programming 3 years before his career as a developer began, working with Pascal and Visual Basic 6. In his career so far, he has worked with multiple languages, such as Python, PHP, Go, and full-stack JavaScript. In his current role, he leads a team of engineers working with Node.js and React for frontend development. He considers himself a lifelong learner, and lately, he has been learning Haskell for fun and to gain some insight into pure functional programming.