Course Description

"Building a RESTful API with Node.js" is a comprehensive course that teaches how to create a RESTful API using Node.js, a popular JavaScript runtime environment. The course covers the following topics:

  1. Introduction to RESTful APIs: This section provides an overview of RESTful APIs, their benefits, and their key concepts, including resources, HTTP methods, and status codes.
  2. Node.js Basics: This section covers the basics of Node.js, including its architecture, event-driven model, and modules system.
  3. Creating a Simple HTTP Server: This section provides step-by-step instructions for creating a simple HTTP server using Node.js, and how to handle HTTP requests and responses.
  4. Express.js: This section introduces Express.js, a popular Node.js framework for building web applications, and how to use it to create a RESTful API.
  5. Defining Routes and Handlers: This section covers how to define routes and handlers for different HTTP methods, such as GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE, and how to handle query parameters and request bodies.
  6. Data Storage and Retrieval: This section covers how to store and retrieve data using a database, such as MongoDB or MySQL, and how to use Object-Document Mapping (ODM) or Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) libraries, such as Mongoose or Sequelize.
  7. Authentication and Authorization: This section covers how to implement authentication and authorization using techniques such as tokens, sessions, and OAuth2.
  8. Testing and Debugging: This section covers how to test and debug a RESTful API using tools such as Postman, Mocha, and Chai.
  9. Deployment: This section covers how to deploy a RESTful API to a production environment using tools such as Docker, Heroku, or AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
"Building a RESTful API with Node.js" is a practical and hands-on course that provides real-world examples and best practices for creating a robust and scalable API. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced developer, this course will teach you how to build a RESTful API using Node.js, and how to apply industry-standard techniques and tools to ensure its quality and performance. Author: Academind (YouTube)