Create production-ready, secure, professional Web API services designed for any kind of client integration
What you’ll learn
- Integrate your service with real-world clients that use custom authentication tokens and HTTP headers.
- Improve your web services with standards-based error handling.
- Secure your web service with custom input validation, authentication and authorization.
- Document and test your service with integration test tools like PostMan, Fiddler and Swagger/OpenAPI.
- Be familiar with C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio at an intermediate or advanced level
- Have a basic understanding of HTTP protocol (verbs, status codes) and the REST web service model
- We’ll be covering intermediate to advanced topics facing professional developers in the real world, so this course is NOT for you if you are a beginner developer, or have no knowledge about HTTP and REST services and why we use them.
Become the Expert!
Are you a C#.NET developer ready to take the plunge into microservices?
Microsoft’s ASP.NET Web API 2.0 framework is an outstanding, flexible platform for creating microservices. Unfortunately the official documentation is sparse, and you are left trying to piece together your understanding of this powerful platform by scouring the Internet for articles and examples that are often too academic, outdated, and not aligned with the practical needs of real-world services that must integrate with potentially many different kinds of clients and data center environments.
In this course, I will take you step by step through all of the layers of Web API to give you a full understanding of the platform components you will likely need to use in a modern, production-ready web service. Examples and exercises are drawn from practical, real-world scenarios of the sort I personally faced while creating commercial web services– and chances are you will face them too!
We’ll cover all of the core Web API features like
- securing your API parameters,
- extending the Web API to perform custom processing,
- error handling,
- authentication and authorization.
We’ll look at ways to test and document your service. We’ll dig into performance improvements using techniques like caching and asynchronous operations. You’ll get a clear understanding of how to make your service work correctly behind application proxies such as load balancers that every commercial web service uses in the real world.
I’ve put together everything you need in one place to create professional, production-ready Web API services. This course will save you many hours of time and give you a much deeper understanding of everything Web API has to offer than trying to learn a piece at a time through Google– so get a jump-start now and become the Web API expert on your team!
The course experience is intended to feel like a more intimate, one-on-one setting. I want you to feel like you and I are both sitting down in front of your computer, reviewing some code in Visual Studio and having a friendly discussion about how things work, the pros and cons of a technique, and practical issues you might face when you start writing your own services using the framework.
The goal is not just to learn about the details of Web API. The examples and assignments are designed to create a web service mindset and give you of ways of thinking about the construction, performance and deployment of your web services, especially in scenarios that have unique cross-platform integration requirements.
The Tech Stack
This course specifically uses the standard .NET Framework version of Web API, which usually runs under IIS on Windows servers. If you are using .NET Core instead of .NET Framework, then while the concepts in this course will translate well the specific syntax for .NET Core Web API is different, so you won’t be able to use the examples without serious modification.
For testing, we’ll be using Fiddler, PostMan and Swagger (via the Swashbuckle library).
Who is the target audience?
- Professional developers (or those seeking to become one) who want a solid understanding of the Web API framework to create real world, professional web services
- Web service and microservice developers who have complex integration problems to solve, such as cross-platform or hybrid on-premise/cloud
- Programmers who know the basics of Web API but want to go deeper to gain a full understanding of the pipeline and how to manipulate it
- Microservice developers wanting to deploy production-ready services that meet the requirements of a modern DevOps infrastructure
Created by Darren DeLoach
Last updated 7/2018
Size: 3.07 GB