The relationship between the
client end and
server end of an application is facilitated by a principle called REpresentational State Transfer
When a user engages a web application or a website and navigates through its pages, a state transition takes place. This state transition is made possible by
(REST), which helps to map the
REST principle, we can say it is
RESTful in nature.
Routing on its own is essential in websites and web applications due to the transfer of data from the user end to the server end, as well as a request of data by the user from the client end to the server end. Routing in Node.js is made possible through the
Restful routing consists of much
Restful routes are unique, as they can receive HTTP method requests and connect that with a corresponding controller action that has that method and URL. The code is then executed, and the required response to the client is delivered to the client end of the application.
Conventional URLs used on websites make it possible for one to both delete and update personal profiles on web applications.
Restful routes make this particular art of data manipulation very simple. One can make use of the
mongoDB database and
express.js library in a Node.js terminal.
Restful routes to be possible, one must ensure:
The use of HTTP and HTTP methods/verbs: These are methods that are HTTP supported, e.g.,
Separate client from server: There should be a clear difference between the client end and the server end.
To not hold state between requests: Clear definition of information. For example, a
POST request should have a corresponding response that would give the desired output.
Reliability: The routing should have no loose ends.
Restful routes can be used to set up blogs more frequently. The table below is a
Restful route guide for a simple blog.
LISTS ALL BLOGS
SHOWS NEW FORM FOR NEW BLOG ENTRY
CREATES A NEW BLOG POST
SHOWS THE BLOG POST WITH THE GIVEN ID
EDIT THE BLOG POST WITH THE GIVEN ID
UPDATE THE BLOG POST WITH THE GIVEN ID
DELETE THE BLOG POST WITH THE GIVEN ID
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