NUS Institute of Systems Science

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About the course

Restful APIs Design aims to provide an introduction to the world of APIs from a technical and business perspective. APIs have become a primary product of many technologically driven companies and a part of the daily lives of millions even if they may not realise it.

Interested candidates should first complete the Full Stack Foundation course. This course will examine some common APIs in depth; initially exploring the design and implementation of commonly API services and continuing on to the implementation of both the API client and server. It aims to enable developers with a working knowledge of the web and JavaScript the knowledge and tools they need to deliver robust API services quickly and effectively while covering important topic such as security and scalability.

This course is part of the StackUp - Startup Tech Talent Development programme offered by NUS-ISS.

## Key Takeaways

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Consume and implement API data services for web applications using JavaScript and Node.js

What Will Be Covered

  • Understanding APIs and the API Economy and their varied applications
  • Discovering existing API services and combining them to build data rich applications
  • Examination of popular APIs and their design principals
  • Implementation of API clients (front-end) using JavaScript.
  • Design and Implementation of API services (backend) using Node.js
  • API design and security best practices
  • Interaction with database technologies with Node.js


The course will be conducted as an outcome-based workshop. Participants will learn the methods and concepts through simulation of real-world scenarios, and then practice them with case models and by creating their very own product. Guidance will be provided via live coding and demos in class, followed by group and individual coaching. Besides learning by instruction and experimentation, participants are expected to think and contribute to discussions. They are expected to exhibit attributes such as resourcefulness and resolve to tackle problems.

Who should attend

  • Front End Developers looking to get started in backend development
  • Backend Developers looking to get a better understanding of Node.js
  • Application Developers who are looking at adding backend services to their applications

Trust the experts

Lee Chuk Munn

Chuk is with the Advanced Technology Applications Practice for National University of Singapore, Institute of Systems Science (NUS-ISS). His current responsibilities includes developing courseware, and teaching graduate and public courses in enterprise software engineering, software architecture,...


Vincent Lau

Vincent is the CTO of Voyager Innovations Singapore, a company that builds digital innovations to transform growth markets. Some of these innovations include the award-winning TackThis (an omnichannel store-builder and marketplace-builder), and PayMaya (a popular Philippines digital payment provi...


Kenneth Phang

Founded an EduTech company. Preparing young ones with coding in all aspect not only software but integration with robotics, devices and anything that have a micro controller chip waiting for us to command them to perform any task. My time it was computer age, newer generation into mobile and futu...


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