Hello! My name is Kevin Dockx, and welcome to Building Your First API with ASP.NET Core. In this course, you will learn how to build an API with ASP.NET Core that connects to a database via Entity Framework Core. You will get there by covering major topics like getting resources from services and manipulating them, the built-in dependency injection system & logger, working with different environments, configuration files and middleware, and Entity Framework Core related features like working with migrations and seeding the database.
By the end of this course, you will be able to build an API from scratch with ASP.NET Core.
Before you begin, make sure you are already familiar with C#.
I hope you’ll join me, and I look forward to helping you on your learning journey here at Pluralsight.
Course Overview Hi, I'm Kevin. Welcome to this Pluralsight course, Building a RESTful API with ASP. NET Core. I'm a solution architect focused on APIs and security and a Microsoft MVP. Building an API is one thing, building a RESTful API is something different. In this course you'll learn how to do that with ASP. NET Core. We'll look into how we can correctly interact with our API by using the correct HTTP methods and status codes, getting, updating, creating, and deleting resources. Learning about method safety and item potency will help us choose the correct approach for these different use cases. We'll also look into some less obvious cases and principals, like creating a list of resources in one go and upserting. We'll cover validation and logging as well, as when we're creating or updating something we want to ensure the input is valid, and if it isn't, we'll want to log that. We'll also cover common functionality RESTful APIs expose these days, like paging, sorting, filtering, data shaping, and so on. But we won't stop there. We're going to ensure our API is HATEOAS-enabled, so hypermedia will drive application state. It's one of those constraints RESTful architecture has that tends to separate truly RESTful APIs from run of the mill web APIs. We'll also learn how to correctly use media types and we'll look into versioning, caching, and handling concurrency. We'll end with a module on protecting and documenting the API. In the end, we'll have built an API with level 3 maturity, which is the highest possible level for APIs.