REST API

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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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Serve Map Clusters 50x Faster Using Smarter Caching

by Florian Pfisterer

Serving map clusters to a mobile app can cause a significant performance bottleneck. Fortunately, it's a problem that can be solved with this caching strategy.

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Using Express.js Routes for Promise-based Error Handling

by Vitaly Senko

Maintainable Express.js code after scaling means making common code more feature-rich while reducing boilerplate. Find out how to enable promise-based route code and centralize both error handling and normal-results handling in Express.js apps.

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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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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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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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Creating Your First GraphQL API

by Ioram Gordadze

GraphQL is a domain-specific language for data query and manipulation by Facebook. It is meant to replace the de facto REST standard in API creation. In this article, Toptal Freelance GraphQL Developer Ioram Gordadze creates a GraphQL API from scratch, summarizing problems new GraphQL developers face. He also teaches us to rethink the standard methods used in REST APIs in a more GraphQL-friendly manner.

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