How to Create a Secure REST API in Node.js

After the invention of WWW, several web technologies such as RPC and SOAP were introduced to implement web services.

However, these technologies were using heavy definitions for managing any communication task. That’s the reason why REST was introduced, it provided an architectural style in designing the network-based application along with reducing the complexities.

In this article, I’ll show you how you can build the REST API with the help of Node.js. I’ve chosen Node.js since it has revolutionized servers for the front-end developers across the world. But before we dive deep into it. Let’s see what REST actually is?

What is REST?

In simple words, REST is a design pattern, or and architectural style for APIs. Roy Fielding first coined it in his PhD dissertation in 2000.
A RESTful web application is known for exposing its own information as a form of information which belongs to its resources.
REST also enables its own clients to take actions on resources such as changing an existing resource (edit a post) or create new resource (create a new user).
To make your APIs RESTful, you must follow a set of constraints while writing them. REST’s set of constraints make the APIs easier to use and discover. It means that, the Nodejs developer who has just started to use your APIs will learn it easily and quickly.

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