RESTful Web APIs allow developers to create unprecedented
the language of the web, building APIs using Node.js provides a
seamless development experience on both the front end and the back end.
This video course gives you an overview of a RESTful API and goes
through the logical steps of building one. It explores three different
APIs, focusing on their similarities and differences to effectively
We’ll start off by defining APIs, showing how they can be built on
top of HTTP, and listing the properties that make an API RESTful. We
will develop Twitter Notes, a web application that lets its users leave
notes for their Twitter friends. We will use Twitter’s API to implement a
login flow and then design a web API. In addition to using Twitter’s
API, we will take a closer look at two other real-world APIs—Facebook
API and GitHub API. Finally, we’ll end up honing some best practices to
keep the APIs secure, maintainable, and performant.
By the end of this course, you will have a good grasp of APIs, HTTP,
REST, OAuth 1.0a, API testing, and API security. Since the course
explores three different REST APIs, you will reach a level where you
will be comfortable using any RESTful API, even if it does not have an
About The Author
Saleh Hamadeh started programming when he was 13, and he currently studies computer science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Saleh became president of gt-webdev, a student organization focused on teaching students web development. During his time at Georgia Tech, Saleh interned as a web developer at BrainJocks and Yahoo! Saleh is passionate about the future of the web and hopes to work, learn, and teach in that field.