Develop and Scale a REST API in Node.js
Join Node.DC and Jordan Kasper of StrongLoop (https://strongloop.com/) for a FREE workshop on designing, developing, monitoring, profiling, and scaling a REST API built in Node.js using the open source LoopBack framework (https://strongloop.com/node-js/loopback-framework/) and StrongLoop's Arc UI (https://strongloop.com/node-js/arc/).
This tutorial will begin with a discussion of overarching API principles and best practices, as well as a recap of existing frameworks. We'll then dive into how to design and develop a REST API application using LoopBack.
We'll cover topics like:
• connecting the app to a datasource (mongo)
• adding authentication and access control
• aggregating with data from a third party, and more.
Finally, we'll talk about monitoring your new API, working with a cluster and handling process management.
Want to get a jump on the workshop? Check out the prerequisites for running LoopBack (https://strongloop.com/node-js/training/prerequisites/) and Strongloop's Getting Started (https://strongloop.com/get-started/) page!
Getting started is very easy:
$ npm install -g strongloop
$ slc loopback
StrongLoop will be providing food and beverages for this one, and some swag as well. Don't be late because things will go quickly!