Today’s session covers how to build an API with node.js (Session 8 of the “Programming from A to Z” class at ITP

In this episode, I cover introductory steps to building your own RESTful API with node.js. I show you how to install the node framework Express, as well as how to use routes to deal with the GET requests. I also cover briefly what it means for an API to be a REST (Representational State Transfer) API.

11:31 – Intro to Session 8
22:21 – Node.js and Express
41:02 – Handling GET Requests in Express
55:44 – Handling JSON Data in Express
1:13:52 – Q&A/Conclusion

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