Building AJAX APIs w/ Node.js & Redis


Chris Alexander


Vote on HN

We attended the recent Node.js group in NYC and listened to a talk given by Chris Alexander on building AJAX APIs w/ Node and Redis.

Whether you are building a new application from scratch or refactoring an existing application, designing a RESTful API has pretty much become a mandatory functional spec these days. Chris discussed how he built a RESTful API leveraging Node.js and Redis. A retrospective analysis of things like tooling, testing, surprises and gotchas were also discussed.

Chris Alexander has used Javascript for years, but it wasn't until a friend encouraged him to attend the NYC-based Node.js Meetup group summer of 2011 that he realized Javascript could potentially be THE language that unifies client- and server-side logic and model codebases. Since that time he has journeyed to strengthen his skills in OO Javascript, Node.js and Redis.

Slides for the talk are here.

Want to hear from more top engineers?

Our weekly email contains the best software development content and interviews with top CTOs. Enter your email address now to stay in the loop.

Lang API ajax lang node.js redis