This video introduces “Session 8: Building an API in Node” from the ITP course “Programming from A to Z”. (

In this session, I cover the basic steps for building a RESTful API with Node.js. I show you how to install the Node.js framework express how to use routes and parameters to deal with the HTTP GET requests. I also cover what it means for an API to be a REST (Representational State Transfer) API.

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