Designing RESTful Web APIs

by Shawn Wildermuth

Are you embarking on creating an API for your website or mobile app? If so, just striking forward with your API could be a mistake. In this course, you will learn how to design an API to meet the demands of your customers.

What you'll learn

Too many APIs are just built on an as-needed basis. In this course, Designing RESTful Web APIs, you will design your API to meet your needs before you embark on implementing the service. First, you will explore the design philosophies of creating an API on top of REST without the dogma. Next, you will discover how to design APIs to take URIs, verbs, message bodies, versioning and security into account. Finally, you will examine how creating an API can stand up to the test of time instead of extending your proof of concept into a supported API you can't get rid of. By the end of this course, you will have complete understanding and knowledge to produce useful APIs for your project.

About the author

Shawn Wildermuth has been tinkering with computers and software since he got a Vic-20 back in the early '80s. As a Microsoft MVP since 2002, he's also involved with Microsoft as an ASP.NET Insider and ClientDev Insider.

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