View all our online or classroom courses:
When you're developing an ASP.NET project, knowing how to handle data and validation can be confusing. Phrases like view-models, data transfer objects and entities are thrown about casually and some developers can be confused about what to use when. In this course, Shawn Wildermuth will attempt to clarify the best practices by showing you how entities, validation, and view models work together in ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web API.
Implementing a practical REST-based API can be a challenge. My previous course (http://pluralsight.com/courses/web-api-design) covered how to design a RESTful API while avoiding the dogmatic religion of REST but embracing the best of the pragmatic parts. In this course, I'll show you how to take that design and implement it in ASP.NET Web API including controllers, routing, dependency injection, versioning, security, hypermedia, REST constraints and caching.
Whether you're building an API for your internal customers or the general public, it is important to build it with reliability, testability and longevity in mind. Part of this process is understanding how REST, JSON and HTTP work together. By understanding the basic underpinnings, you can build better APIs. This course will walk you through how to accomplish this regardless of what backend technology you use.