JavaScript REST APIs: The Big Picture

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.
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(17)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 20, 2020
Duration
38m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(17)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 20, 2020
Duration
38m
Description

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
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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Nate Taylor, and welcome to my course, JavaScript REST APIs: The Big Picture. I'm a solution architect at Aviture in Omaha, Nebraska. JavaScript is one of the most popular technologies on the web, and REST is one of the most popular architectural paradigms on the web as well. Learning these two will equip you to solve a variety of different problems. This course is a quick introduction to REST, as well as how JavaScript can leverage a REST API when creating new applications. Some of the major topics that we will cover include the REST design principles, accessing an API via a JavaScript client, and creating an API via Node.js. By the end of this course, you'll know if building a REST API is the right choice for your application. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with basic JavaScript syntax and principles. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into JavaScript and REST APIs with courses on JavaScript REST APIs: Getting Started, Building CRUD Actions in a JavaScript REST API, and Caching JavaScript REST APIs with Local Storage. This and other courses all exist in the Working with REST APIs in JavaScript path. I hope you'll join me on the journey to learn how JavaScript and REST work together with the JavaScript REST APIs: The Big Picture course here, at Pluralsight.