Building a Consistent RESTful API with OData V4 in ASP.NET 4

by Kevin Dockx

OData V4, an open OASIS standard dubbed "The Best Way to REST," aims to standardize the process of building RESTful APIs. Discover OData and how to build and consume a RESTful API that adheres to the OData V4 standard, using ASP.NET (Web API).

What you'll learn

When building RESTful APIs, many people run into the same types of questions: "How should I name my resources? How should I work with relations? Can I call functions? Hasn't anyone thought of a way to standardize all this?" Well, someone has, and in this course, Building a Consistent RESTful API with OData V4 in ASP.NET, you'll be shown how OData V4, an open OASIS standard, aims to provide a way to build a consistent, predictable RESTful API. This demo-driven course teaches you how to build and consume a RESTful API that adheres to the OData V4 standard, using ASP.NET (Web API). You'll learn how to work with Entities and EntitySets, how to query data (from field-level selection over paging to filtering), how to work with custom actions and functions, inheritance, open types and much more - right up to how to build client applications that consume OData services. By the end of this course, you'll not only know how to use OData V4, but you'll also have a consistent process that helps you to create RESTful APIs more efficiently than ever.

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About the author

Kevin Dockx is a freelance solution architect, author & consultant, living in Antwerp (Belgium). He's mainly focused on solution/application architectures & security for web-based (API) applications built with .NET, but he also keeps an eye out for new developments concerning other products from the .NET stack. He's a Microsoft MVP and board member of the RD MS Community. He's also a regular speaker at various (inter)national conferences & user group events, and works on various open source pro... more

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