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.
What is ASP.NET Core?
ASP.NET Core is a web development framework by Microsoft that is used to build .NET web apps.
Who is this course for?
This course is great for beginners who are interested in learning how to build an API, using ASP.NET Core, or connecting to databases via Entity Framework Core.
What will I learn in this course?
You will learn what ASP.NET Core, .NET Core, and the .NET Standard are and how they are related before quickly diving into the code.
What prerequisites do I need?
This is a beginner course, so no previous knowledge of ASP.NET Core or Entity Framework Core is required.
What software is required?
For most .NET developers, the obvious choice is to use Visual Studio 2017 or 2019. If you haven't got an MSDN license, you can download the free Community edition or you can use any IDE that supports ASP.NET Core 2.
Course Overview Hi, I'm Kevin. Welcome to this Pluralsight course, Building Your First API with ASP.NET Core. In this course, you'll learn how to build an API with ASP.NET Core that connects to a database via Entity Framework Core. We'll build an API for getting information and manipulating it concerning cities and their points of interest. We'll start out with the basics, an introduction to ASP.NET Core, including how such a project is structured. This is a beginner course, so no previous knowledge of ASP.NET Core or Entity Framework Core is required. Then, we'll implement all the functionality you'd expect from an API, getting, creating, updating, and deleting resources. You'll learn about features and concepts that are essential to ASP.NET Core, like the built‑in dependency injection system, the built‑in logger, middleware, creating services, and working with different environments and configuration files. We'll also dive into Entity Framework Core, the ORM of choice for .NET Core applications. You'll learn how to create a database using a code‑first approach, how to work with migrations, how to seed the database, and how to get, create, update, and delete entries among other features. After this course, you'll have a good understanding of how to build an API from scratch with ASP.NET Core. Let's dive in.