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Restify is a fast and efficient Node.js framework that helps you build RESTful APIs. Learn how to use Restify to create scalable applications.

What is Restify?

Restify uses connect-style middleware for building semantically correct REST APIs in Node.js. Many well-known companies like Netflix, Napster, and Pinterest use Restify to create scalable APIs. It uses only the relevant Express.js modules, which makes the codebase relatively light.Footnote 1

The many benefits of Restify include:

  • Automatic DTrace assistance 

  • Built-in throttling and SPDY support 

  • Frameworks and plugins to build full-stack apps quickly 

  • Easy to construct cross-platform and back-end apps 

  • MySQL and NoSQL support

Restify supports the Node.js LTS versions as well as the current Node.js stable version. It is debuggable and uses Sinatra-style syntax and relevant function handlers to define routes. With a common handler, it can also manage all types of errors. In addition, it comes with a module called Restify errors that resolves HTTP and REST-based errors.Footnote 2

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Learners interested in understanding how to use Restify can take beginner courses which may cover how to:

  • Set up a Restify server 

  • Input curl commands

  • Work with Sinatra syntax

  • Learn Restify routing in ‘basic’ mode 

Advanced Restify tutorials may review how to:

  • Build and use server APIs

  • Request and response APIs 

  • Manage plugin APIs 

  • Create migration guides

  • Use clients 

If you want to build a basic REST API, you can find a helpful Node.js Restify example on the Restify GitHub repository to get started quickly and easily.

Learning Restify can supplement your knowledge of web development and computer science. edX offers a variety of educational opportunities for learners interested in studying these topics, as well as a host of other disciplines. A boot camp can provide flexible, hands-on learning for those who want to upskill quickly, while executive education courses are designed for busy professionals. You can also pursue a more comprehensive curriculum in a bachelor’s degree program or, for more advanced learners, a master’s degree program. Find the right learning path for you.

Explore jobs that use Restify

Various web development jobs that can use Restify include:

  • Full-stack developer: These professionals are skilled in both the front-end and back-end of web development. They manage a project from scratch and oversee the design and usability of a website or an application.Footnote 3

  • MEAN stack developer: These professionals are specialized full-stack developers who use the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, and Node.js) to create websites and fully functional web applications. They may also build and test applications, maintain databases, integrate current applications with other software, and fix bugs.Footnote 4

  • MERN stack developer: These professionals are specialized full-stack developers who use the MERN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, React, and Node.js) to write reusable, testable code and build web applications.Footnote 5

  • JavaScript developer: These professionals build software and applications with JavaScript and optimize them for scalability. They may also collaborate with front-end and back-end developers and build reusable code and libraries.Footnote 6

Each of these roles have different skills and educational requirements. You may be able to build relevant skills in a coding boot camp. However, some employers may seek candidates with a degree in computer science, software engineering, or web development. Before deciding on a specific learning path, research the positions you hope to pursue and align your coursework with your career goals.

How to use Restify in your career 

A Restify developer designs and implements RESTful APIs, and may have to carry out the following day-to-day responsibilities: 

  • Ensure API scalability, security, and quality for apps in Restify.

  • Troubleshoot and debug API issues.

  • Collaborate with other developers and teams.

  • Stay up to date with Restify guidelines and new developments.

  • Versioning, content negotiation, mapping Node application architecture, tracking end-user experience, and tracking application anomalies and Restify performance problems with DTrace probes. 

  • Secure RESTful APIs built with Node.js Restify with Node.JS Restify authentication that uses JSON Web Tokens (JWT).

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