A REST API is an integral component of a web application. You don't need to be an expert backend developer to make your own. In this workshop, we will walk through the basic building blocks of creating your own REST API using Node.js, Express, and MongoDB.
If you would like to follow along, please download and install the following:
- Node.js (LTS 8.x)
- Robo3T (Lightweight GUI for MongoDB)
- Create a free MongoDB instance on mLab
- Insomnia REST Client
- IDE Suggestions: Visual Studio Code, Atom, WebStorm (Trial/Paid)