Even though it is likely that our own application exposes some form of JSON API, it may also need to connect with other external services in order to perform its tasks.
It is becoming common for online services to provide web APIs, which allow us to use their services in our own applications.
In this recipe, we will see how to connect to an external service, request information, and process that information.
We will use the REST client for the Node.js
npm module hosted on GitHub at github.com/aacerox/node-rest-client.
This client allows us to call RESTful services and retrieve results.
To get started, we will install the REST client:
npm install node-rest-client --save
We will use a free RESTful service that provides ...