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Fernando Doglio, Pro REST API Development with Node.js, 10.1007/978-1-4842-0917-2_3

3. Node.js and REST

Fernando Doglio

(1)La Paz, Canelones, Uruguay

There are currently too many technologies out there—be it programming languages, platforms, or frameworks. Why is it, then, that Node.js—a project that’s hasn’t even reached version 1.0 at the time of this writing—is so popular these days?

Advances in hardware make it possible for developers to focus less on hyper-optimizing their code to gain speed, allowing them to focus more on speed of development; thus, a new set of tools has surfaced. These tools make it easier for novice developers to develop new projects, while at the same time provide advanced developers with access to ...

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