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Build your own REST API from scratch - Part 1

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RESTful API is a key program interface that allows connectivity for endless amount of applications.  I have actually published an article with a brief introduction to REST API which you can find in this blog post
In this article we are going to kick it up a notch and go step by step in building our own REST API from scratch. 
Choose your weapon...
For this task we are going to need the following: nodeJSnpmexpressVisual Studio Code 
Create our project
First of all, I'm going to create my project folder, and open it in vs code.

Next, I will open a new terminal in VS Code and execute $npm init.




For this simple example we can leave everything at default and just hit Enter/return to finish our setup.
Next, I am going to install my dependencies by running $npm install.

Once the setup is finished, I am going to see my project folder populated with package.json, package-lock.json files, and the node_modules folder. which will contain my dependencies. 

Let's start writing our code...
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