How to Build a Node.js API (Part One)

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Hi everyone!

I want to share with you how I built a Node.js API for one of our biggest clients, where I will describe some patterns and javascript conventions I've used. I will make it easy to export these ideas elsewhere so they can be useful for your projects.

I will break down this guide into several parts. My goal with this series posts is to make it easy to understand the rationale behind my decisions regarding code structure and conventions.

Disclaimer: the source code examples are, in most of the cases, a simplification of the real code for easier legibility and to avoid compromising our client's code.

The Importance of a Step Back to Find Quick Wins

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This week, I want to highlight the importance of taking a step back to analyse the applications we develop for our clients.

Being a consultancy means that all of our projects are for third parties (clients) who hire us for our expertise in Ruby on Rails or because they need more manpower and thus need extra people to increase their development pace.

Our clients always tend to prioritise new features. They feel that advancing equals building new features, but we need to advise them to take other factors into consideration.

Testing New Frameworks & Languages: How to Separate the Grain from the Chaff

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Technology is evolving very fast. Every 6 months you have a new cool framework, language or technology popping up on your Twitter timeline and RSS feeds. It seems that you need to be always riding the wave to be a successful developer.

At MarsBased, we take very seriously the decision of the technologies we use in our projects. We are a laser-focused specialised company, so we can't afford to use new technologies just because they're trending on Reddit

With this post, we want to share our internal process to decide what technologies we add to our tech stack.

Spaces & MarsBased Join Forces in an Intergalactic Partnership

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Over the course of the last four years, MarsBased has been investing a lot in the startup ecosystem of Barcelona. We felt it was our duty to invest heavily and become the change we wanted to see in the city.

Among other things, this has allowed us to strike a deal with Spaces to help them to bring community around their new base in Barcelona. Read on!

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