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This week on my CS Journey I want to focus on REST API Design. In my last blog, I talked about how an API request works and how to be able to read the API documentation and use it effectively. In this blog, I will be emphasizing briefly the key constraints to REST API design. There are six important constraints to the design. Which are: Client-Server, Stateless, Cache, Uniform Interface, Layered System, and Code on Demand. Together, these make up the theory of REST. Starting with client-server constraint is the concept that the client and the server should be separate from each other and allowed to evolve individually and independently. In other words, a developer should be able to make changes to an application whether on the data structure or the database design side at the same time it is not impacting the client server side. Next REST APIs are stateless, meaning that calls can be made independently, and each call contains all the data necessary to complete itself successfully. The


This week on my CS Journey, I want to look closely at the topic of REST API Design. I know We have been doing several activities regarding the topic in class and the homework assignment is associated with it, however, I wanted to be very knowledgeable on the topic, so I decided to do more research. REST is an acronym for Representational State Transfer. A REST API is a way for two computer systems to communicate over HTTP in a similar way to web browsers and servers do. Let start by looking at what An API is,  An API is an application programming interface. It is a set of rules that allow programs to talk to each other. The developer generally creates the API on the server and allows the client to talk to it and the REST determines how an API should look like. Now let’s look at the anatomy of a request is, An API request has four main important parts: The endpoint, The method, The headers, and The data or body. When an API interacts with another system, the touchpoints of that commun


This week on my CS Journey, I want to look more into JavaScript and how it is used in docker. Although we did a few activities on JavaScript, I was still confused so I decided to read and research more into it. JavaScript is a text-based programming language used both on the client-side and server-side which is mainly for the web. Many of the websites use JavaScript on all browsers making JavaScript the most-deployed programming language in history. The name JavaScript is quote misleading due to the resemblance of java programming language however, JavaScript is completely different from the Java programming language. Both Java and JavaScript are written, assembled and executed differently, and each has dramatic differences when it comes to what it can do. JavaScript is mainly used for: Adding interactive behavior to web pages like Change the color of a button when the mouse hovers over it, displaying animations, creating web and mobile apps, Game development, and   building web server

Why use Docker?

  This week on my CS Journey, I want to talk about Docker. I know we went over several different activities in class; however, I was still a little confused, so I decided to look more into detail from outside sources to understand the concept and terms well. Docker is a tool designed to make it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. A container is not so much different than a Virtual Machine But, instead of creating a full operating system, a Docker Container has just the minimum set of operating system software needed for the application to run and rely on the host Linux Kernel itself. The first blog talked about the importance of docker and how to step a docker file in the root directory. There was a 12-minute video from YouTube that explained the concept very well. I learned a lot from that YouTube video. The blog also talked about creating a docker-compose file which is a tool that allows you to deploy and manage multiple containers at the same time.