Quick RESTful API with Node.js Express and DocumentDB

In this episode we’ll be continuing our journey through Node.js, looking at a simple and minimal RESTful API example with the help of Express to build it, and DocumentDB for our persistence.

The old plain JavaScript language

If you haven’t done before, take a look at this tutorial which is conceptually similar, except for the fact that persistence this time is based on a MongoDB engine, hosted on AWS, and it’s called DocumentDB.

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Node.js to AWS S3, my introduction guide to the SDK

Dynamic languages may seem to be error prone in some ways because they often don’t have something like a compile time check and so on.

Take the case of Node.js, it has a high level of abstraction (you don’t have to face the bare metal of your machine) and its simplicity and conciseness of syntax allow us to write a lot less code.

The JavaScript programming language

Verbose code like the one written in Java leaves not doubt about what the program intends to do yes, but it can be tiring to write or even to read; although many IDEs can help with their autocomplete.

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