CHAPTER 8

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Building Node.js REST API Servers with Express.js and Hapi

Modern-day web development is moving increasingly toward a structure for which there’s a thick client, usually built with frameworks such as Backbone.js, (http://backbonejs.org/) Anglers JS, (https://angularjs.org/) Ember.js, (http://emberjs.com/) and the like, and a thin back-end layer typically represented by a representational state transfer (REST) web application programing interface (API) service. This model has become more and more popular, and we’ve seen services such as Parse.com and many others pioneer the back end as a service niche. The advantages of this approach ...

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