Module Introduction

Learning Objectives

  • Define what an API is used for
  • Use npm to start a node server
  • Explain what express is and what it is used for
  • Use express to create an API that will accept a GET request that returns JSON
  • Implement routing to return different resources depending on URL
  • Implement query params to return different content (?query=ses)
  • Define what each part of CRUD is and what it does
  • Process a GET request using Express and Node to retrieve data from memory
  • Process a POST request using Express and Node and store data in memory
  • Process a DELETE request using Express and Node to remove data from memory
  • Install a third party library using npm
  • Introduce Express Middleware and why it is used.
  • Implement Authentication using JSON web tokens or OAuth 2.0 Authentication framework.


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