Beginning API Development with Node.js [eLearning]

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Learn
  • Quickly get to grips with Node.js and the npm module system
  • Build a fundamental understanding of asynchronous programming in Node.js
  • Develop scalable and high-performing APIs using Hapi.js and Knex.js
  • Write unit tests for your API to ensure reliability and maintainability
About

As a web developer you’ve probably heard a lot about APIs and microservices over the last few of years. In this course we’ll show you exactly how to get started with building out your own API, which you can remix and extend to seamlessly integrate with other services.

After a refresher on Node.js we’ll take a look at the asynchronous programming model, which is key to understanding why Node.js is a good fit for API development. We’ll then dive right into building out our example API followed up with coverage on how to create companion unit tests to make sure everything is set for production. This serves as a great starting point for adaptation and extension for personal projects.

Style and Approach

Web-based learning model with demonstrations that ensure that the audience gain both theoretical and practical knowledge.

Features
  • Learn how to adopt an asynchronous programming approach with Node.js
  • Develop your very own scalable, high-performing API using Hapi.js and Knex.js
  • Discover how you can create unit tests to ensure reliability and maintainability
Course Length 1 hour 40 minutes
ISBN 9781789349962
Date Of Publication 27 May 2018

Authors

Tamas Piros

Tamas Piros is a full stack web developer turned technical instructor and curriculam developer. He has more than a decade of experience working with large, prestigious multinational organisations such as Verizon, Panasonic, BBC and Accenture to mention a few.

Throughout his career Tamas has delivered training classes all over the world to both technical and non-technical audiences and presented at well-known conferences such as JSConf, Voxxed Days and HTML5 DevConf, to name a few, as well as delivered talks and workshops at technical meetups and client locations all over the world.His unique style of teaching mixes presentations with a lots of hands-on exercises, real-life examples and use-cases

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.