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Laszlo Gyori

gRPC vs. REST: Getting Started With the Best API Protocol

By Laszlo Gyori
gRPC, REST’s up-and-coming competitor, approaches synchronous communication from another angle, offering protocol buffers and typed contracts. What does that mean for your project?
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Marcos Henrique da Silva

Building a Node.js/TypeScript REST API, Part 3: MongoDB, Authentication, and Automated Tests

By Marcos Henrique da Silva
Our Express.js REST API series ends with a bang! Learn how to add a Dockerized MongoDB instance, Mongoose, JWT authentication, user permissions, and automated testing with Mocha, Chai, and SuperTest.
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Marcos Henrique da Silva

Building a Node.js/TypeScript REST API, Part 2: Models, Middleware, and Services

By Marcos Henrique da Silva
The Express.js REST API journey continues! Move from models to full DAOs and DTOs, validate requests with middleware, separate services from controllers, and prepare for a real database.
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Marcos Henrique da Silva

Building a Node.js/TypeScript REST API, Part 1: Express.js

By Marcos Henrique da Silva
Learn practical TypeScript patterns with interfaces and extended classes. Avoid messy console.log() statements with Winston and the Node.js debug module. Create an Express.js-powered REST API back end from scratch!
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Marcos Henrique da Silva

Creating a Secure REST API in Node.js

By Marcos Henrique da Silva
As patterns go, REST APIs are so useful and ubiquitous that every web developer, regardless of language or platform, should know how to build them. In this article, Toptal JavaScript Developer Marcos Henrique da Silva shows how to create a simple and secure REST API for user management on Node.js.
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Zubair Ahmed

High-performing Apps With Python: A FastAPI Tutorial

By Zubair Ahmed
Good programming language frameworks make it easy to produce quality products faster. Great frameworks even make the whole development experience enjoyable. FastAPI is a new Python web framework that’s powerful and enjoyable to use.
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Furkan Yavuz

The Back End: Using Gatsby.js and Node.js for Static Site Updates

By Furkan Yavuz
Static websites are simple and fast, but it's also possible to automate updates to them to keep them fresh and relevant. Find out how to generate daily-updated HTML pages that track the latest releases of popular GitHub repositories.
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Nick Landgrebe

ActiveResource.js: Building a Powerful JavaScript SDK For Your JSON API, Fast

By Nick Landgrebe
As simple as your RESTful API may be, even internal users will want a JavaScript package that will do all the heavy lifting for them. Why build each CRUD request by hand, or worse, deal with related resources using custom code for every scenario? With ActiveResource.js, you don't have to.
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Alexander Zinchuk

5 Things You Have Never Done With a REST Specification

By Alexander Zinchuk
The existence of RESTful APIs is a popular myth in web development—but it's a myth we can work with. The right tools can help keep documentation consistent and streamline automated testing. In this article, Toptal Freelance JavaScript Developer Alexander Zinchuk explores several time-saving approaches to developing REST APIs, with examples in Node.js and Ruby on Rails.
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