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JavaScript REST APIs: The Big Picture

by Nate Taylor

RESTful APIs and JavaScript are ubiquitous in the world of application development, and they pair together nicely. This course will teach you why REST APIs are so prominent, as well as how to write and consume a REST API.

What you'll learn

When learning, it's easy to just jump into the weeds of how to write in a specific language. However, ignoring why a technology is used can lead to confusion and stress. In this course, JavaScript REST APIs: The Big Picture, you’ll learn why REST APIs are useful in building JavaScript applications. First, you’ll explore what REST is and why you would use it. Next, you’ll discover where REST fits within the confines of a JavaScript application. Finally, you’ll learn when and where to use some of the various JavaScript options for building REST APIs. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the knowledge needed to know if building a REST API is the right choice for your application.

About the author

Nate's first program was written in QBasic on an 8086 clone his dad built. Since then he's written applications in C++, .NET, and Node.js. He spent the first 12 years of his career writing Windows applications before transitioning to write applications for the web. Regardless of the language or type of application he's written, he strives for writing clean, testable, and maintainable code. In addition to his day job as a developer, Nate also enjoys speaking at various conferences. He will typica... more

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