Tagged: REST

Create a REST API with Node.js, Express, and MongoDB

Creating a REST API with Node.js is simple, fast, and efficient. Node.js is lightweight, non-blocking, and perfect for data intensive applications. Node.js, although young, has a strong community backing. The Node.js community provides a vast array of modules that can be leveraged to simplify the implementation process. Node.js also has support for many widely used offerings. In this post, we will use MongoDB with Node.js. We will also use two...

Google OAuth2 and JAX-RS

These days users have so many accounts… Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Managing all of these accounts can quickly become a chore. As an application developer, you have the choice of allowing your users to reuse an existing account e.g. Google or creating a new account dedicated to your application. Reusing an existing account clearly has benefits. The user has one less account to maintain. He has one less username/password...

RESTful Design Principles

Here, we will outline the set of RESTful design principles that should be adhered to when creating a ‘proper’ RESTful service. Let’s start with the basics. What is REST? REST = REpresentational State Transfer. REST is an architectural style for network based software that requires stateless, cacheable, client-server communication via a uniform interface between components. The primary focus of this blog post is to introduce REST along with REST terminology, REST concepts, and some simple...