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Consume RESTful API Endpoints Within A Golang Application

I am a huge fan of the Go programming language and have written a decent amount of material on the subject. For example, a popular tutorial I wrote titled, Create a Simple RESTful API with Golang, focuses on developing an API. However, I recently received questions on the subject of consuming data from other APIs from within a Go application.

We’re going to see how to issue HTTP requests from within Go, in an effort to consume or send data to other RESTful APIs that might exist on the internet.

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Add Two-Factor Authentication To A Golang RESTful API

When it comes to authenticating users for making use of your API, it is a good idea to add an extra step beyond standard username and password. This is called two-factor authentication (2FA) and it acts as a second layer of security for users making use of your application.

Not too long ago I had written about adding 2FA to a RESTful API created with Node.js and Express Framework, but what if we wanted to do it in Golang? The logic isn’t any different, just a new syntax for a new language.

We’re going to see how to add two-factor authentication to a Golang API that makes use of Json Web Tokens (JWT).

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Using Couchbase Server In A Golang Web Application

Not too long ago I wrote an article regarding how to create a RESTful API using the Go programming language, but in it I only used mock data rather than an actual database. What happens if we want to use a database with Golang? What database, or more importantly, what kind of database should be used? Most APIs transfer data in JSON format, so it might make sense to store data in the same format. This means that a relational database might not make sense. Instead, NoSQL databases fit quite well when it comes to RESTful APIs. A popular NoSQL database that stores data in JSON format is the open source Couchbase Server.

We’re going to take a look at how to include Couchbase Server into our RESTful web application written in the Go programming language.

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Create A Simple RESTful API With Golang

Most modern applications have separation between the backend and the frontend layers. The backend is typically a RESTful API and is critical part of full stack development. These APIs are generally further broken down into a collection of routes, often referred to as endpoints. Building applications like this is often very clean and maintainable in comparison to mashing everything into a single application.

I have been creating RESTful APIs with a variety of programming languages, for example Node.js and Java, but lately I’ve been doing a lot of research on the Go programming language. It is fast and very solid programming language that every seems to be talking about. Because of this it only made sense to see what it took to build a RESTful API with Go, often referred to as Golang.

We’re going to see what it takes to build a simple API that does basic CRUD operations using the Go programming language.

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Make An AngularJS Library For The Imgur REST API

Imgur is a great image service for sharing and viewing images across the internet.

Since there is a lot of buzz around AngularJS lately and there isn’t already an AngularJS extension for the Imgur REST API, I decided to take it upon myself and start creating one.

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Using Postman To Troubleshoot RESTful API Requests

A follower of my blog recently came to me asking for help with their Magento API service. If you’re unfamiliar with Magento, it is an Ecommerce solution by eBay that uses Oauth 1.0a to handle API requests. If you’ve been keeping up with my blog you’ll notice I had done a previous post on Oauth 1.0a, and it was everything, but fun.

So how does a newbie go about making quick tests to Oauth providers or RESTful APIs without a lot of stress? If you’re using Google Chrome like I am, there is a nifty application called Postman which does very thorough API testing.

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