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Designing RESTful Web APIs

by Shawn Wildermuth

Designing an API before you start to implement it is key to a quality REST API. In this course, you'll learn how to design a RESTful API.

What you'll learn

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, Designing RESTful Web APIs, you will see how to design an API so you can see how REST really works and everything you need to take into account before you deploy your first API. First, you will explore the fundamentals of HTTP and REST. Then, you will design and entire API including its URIs, verb usage, message bodies, associations, paging, error handling, and caching. Finally, you'll know learn why versioning is so important to a successful API project and know different security considerations for locking down your API. By the end of this course, you'll be able to design a REST API that will stand the test of time.

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 2003, he’s also involved with Microsoft as an ASP.NET Insider and ClientDev Insider. He’s authored eight books and innumerable articles on software development. You can also see him at one of the local and international conferences he’s spoken at including TechEd, Oredev, SDC, NDC, VSLive, DevIntersection, MIX, Devteach, DevConnections and Dev Reach. He is one of... more

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