Create REST APIs with Express and MongoDB

REST APIs are a crucial tool in modern web development and widely used in production applications. In this course, you will be given a fundamental understanding of REST APIs and the conventions behind them. You will learn how to create a simple REST API from the ground up, and how to secure it with JSON Web Tokens (JWTs).

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Set up Express
  • Build a simple get/post API
  • Understand JWTs
  • Develop an authentication flow using REST
  • The different REST types… and more.

A basic understanding of Node, Express, and MongoDB. You must also have Postman, a code editor, and Terminal (or Windows equivalent) installed.

Tools and Frameworks

Node.js 8.11.1, npm 5.6, Express 4.16.3, nodemon 1.17.3, MongoDB CLI 4.0.1, Mongoose 5.0.13, Bcrypt 2.0.0, Passport.js 0.4.0, Passport JWT 4.0, Body Parser 1.18.2, JSON WebToken 8.2.1, Lodash 4.17.5, Babel 1.6.1

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