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4. Architecting a REST API

Fernando Doglio

(1)La Paz, Canelones, Uruguay

It is extremely important to understand a REST-based architecture, meaning how the system will look if you’re basing all of your services in the REST style. But it is equally important to know what the internal architecture of those REST services will look like before you start working.

In Node.js there are several modules out there, with thousands of daily downloads that can help you create an API without having to worry too much about the internal aspects of it. And that might be a good idea if you’re in a hurry to get the product out, but since you’re here to learn, ...

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