Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 5, 2020
Duration
1h 26m
Description

Web applications are responsible for managing a lot of different types of data.

Strings of text are used for names and descriptions, dates are used to track what happened when, and numbers are used to quantify and measure an application’s data. Among these data types, files present a unique set of challenges to manage securely and efficiently.

In this course, Uploading Files with a JavaScript REST API, you’ll learn about the options you have for uploading files from the browser to the server.

First, you’ll explore how to handle a single file at a time.
Next, you’ll expand your knowledge by examining how to upload multiple files at a single time.
Finally, you’ll learn how to manage the files once they get to the server.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of uploading files with JavaScript needed to choose the most effective option for your use-case and implement it efficiently.

Course FAQ
Course FAQ
What is a JavaScript REST API?

A RESTful API is a stateless, client-side caching API that uses less bandwidth.

What will I learn in this course?

Some of the major topics that we will cover include sending files from a web browser using HTML markup and JavaScript, how to receive uploaded files on the server, and finally, you'll learn about the options that the server offers for sending files back down to the client.

What prerequisites do I need?

Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with HTML and JavaScript, both client-side and server-side.

What software is required?

A basic understanding of ExpressJS, the web framework we'll be using, is helpful, but not required.

About the author
About the author

Michael Van Sickle is an application architect in Akron, Ohio. He is a mechanical engineer by training and a software engineer by choice. He is passionate about learning new programming languages and user experience design.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone! My name is Michael Van Sickle, and welcome to my course, Uploading Files with a JavaScript REST API. Web applications send and receive a variety of types of information between the server and the user, such as strings and dates. Files, however, stand out on this diverse field and require special handling. In this course, we're going to explore the unique challenges associated with sending and receiving files between a web browser and a JavaScript‑powered server. Some of the major topics that we will cover include sending files from a web browser using HTML markup and JavaScript, how to receive uploaded files on the server, and finally, you'll learn about the options that the server offers for sending files back down to the client. By the end of this course, you'll know everything you need to send and receive files between servers and clients. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with HTML and JavaScript, both client‑side and server‑side. A basic understanding of ExpressJS, the web framework we'll be using, is helpful, but not required. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to work with files in your web applications with the Uploading Files with a JavaScript REST API course at Pluralsight.