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Author Elshafie, Khalid.

Title Designing web APIs with Strapi : get started with the Strapi headless CMS by building a complete learning management system API / Khalid Elshafie, Mozafar Haider. [O'Reilly electronic resource]

Imprint Birmingham : Packt Publishing, Limited, 2022.
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Description 1 online resource (310 p.)
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright and Credits -- Contributors -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Section 1: Understanding Strapi -- Chapter 1: An Introduction to Strapi -- What is Strapi? -- Why use Strapi? (The benefits of Strapi) -- Open source Node.js -- Database-agnostic -- Customizable (extendable) -- RESTful and GraphQL -- Users and permissions -- Preparing the development environment -- Installing Node.js -- Installing Visual Studio Code (optional) -- Installing Yarn -- Installing Docker (optional) -- Installing Postman -- Creating a Strapi application -- Overview of the admin panel
Understanding server scripts -- The develop script -- The start script -- The build script -- The Strapi script -- Summary -- Chapter 2: Building Our First API -- Exploring the project structure of a Strapi application -- The commands to run Strapi -- The project structure -- Under the hood -- the components that make up Strapi -- Defining the API requirements -- Creating our first content-type -- a classroom -- Using the Strapi CLI instead of the admin panel -- Clarifying Strapi terminology -- Content-types, resources, object types, and models -- Interacting with the Strapi API
Setting permissions -- What did we just create? -- Understanding the makeup of a Strapi API -- Routes, controllers, services, and models -- Content-types in code -- Summary -- Chapter 3: Strapi Content-Types -- What is the Content-Type Builder plugin? -- Creating and managing content-types -- Creating a title field -- Creating a slug field -- Creating a type field -- Creating url and contents fields -- Understanding relations in Strapi -- One-way -- One-to-one -- One-to-many -- Many-to-one -- Many-to-many -- Many-way -- Creating a Tutorial and Classroom relation
Creating a tutorial from the admin panel -- Interacting with the API endpoints from Postman -- Differences between SINGLE TYPES and COMPONENTS -- Creating components -- Summary -- Chapter 4: An Overview of the Strapi Admin Panel -- Navigating around the admin panel -- Content Manager -- PLUGINS -- GENERAL -- Marketplace -- Plugins -- Settings -- Managing admin users -- The difference between Users and admin users -- Creating new admin panel users -- Managing admin panel roles -- Managing content effectively -- Searching and filtering to query our data -- Customizing the table view
Customizing the details view -- Using the Media Library -- Media types in API responses -- Summary -- Section 2: Diving Deeper into Strapi -- Chapter 5: Customizing Our API -- The routes -- where it all starts -- The default routes -- Disabling a core route -- Adding a new route -- Handling routes with controllers -- Adding a new controller handler for our endpoint -- Controllers -- it's all about context -- Reusing logic with Strapi services -- Communicating with the database using the Entity Service API -- Returning a unified response -- Populating relationships
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Summary Leverage the power of Strapi to build self-hosted, customizable, and performant content APIs Key Features Discover how Strapi can help you build APIs quickly and focus on your products and features Learn how to put Strapi into practice by implementing it in real-world scenarios Understand how to use Strapi's powerful features to customize your APIs Book Description Strapi is a Node.js-based, flexible, open-source headless CMS with an integrated admin panel that anyone can use and helps save API development time. APIs built with Strapi can be consumed using REST or GraphQL from any client. With this book, you'll take a hands-on approach to exploring the capabilities of the Strapi platform and creating a custom API from scratch. This book will help JavaScript developers to put their knowledge to work by guiding them through building powerful backend APIs. You'll see how to effortlessly create content structures that can be customized according to your needs, and gain insights into how to write, edit, and manage your content seamlessly with Strapi. As you progress through the chapters, you'll discover a wide range of Strapi features, as well as understand how to add complex features to the API such as user authentication, data sorting, and pagination. You'll not only learn how to find and use existing plugins from the open-source community but also build your own plugins with custom functionality with the Strapi plugin API and add them to the admin panel. Finally, you'll learn how to deploy the API to Heroku and AWS. By the end of this book, you'll be able to build powerful, scalable, and secure APIs using Strapi. What you will learn Explore Strapi and understand how it works Define content types to build APIs quickly and efficiently Understand authentication and authorization in Strapi Create production-ready APIs with Strapi Deploy the Strapi API to various environments, including Heroku and AWS Use best practices to run the Strapi API in production Sync permissions to access the API between multiple environments Write basic tests for API utilities as well as the endpoint Who this book is for This book is for backend and frontend JavaScript developers. Experienced API developers will learn a new, fast, and flexible way of building APIs, while frontend developers will be able to take a step toward becoming full-stack developers by learning how to leverage Strapi for building APIs quickly. Basic knowledge of JavaScript and REST API concepts is assumed.
Subject Application program interfaces (Computer software)
Application software -- Development.
JavaScript (Computer program language)
Interfaces de programmation d'applications.
Logiciels d'application -- Développement.
JavaScript (Langage de programmation)
APIs (interfaces)
Application program interfaces (Computer software)
Application software -- Development.
JavaScript (Computer program language)
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Haider, Mozafar.
Other Form: Print version: Elshafie, Khalid Designing Web APIs with Strapi Birmingham : Packt Publishing, Limited,c2022
ISBN 9781800566705
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