Building Scalable and Maintainable APIs with ASP.NET Core Workshop
This workshop is all about implementing a scalable, testable, and robust API solution using ASP.NET Core and C#. We’ll start with the fundamentals of API design, including design considerations for a multitude of use cases, no matter if you’re creating single-page applications, mobile apps, or simply exposing your data for integration.
Then, we’ll dive into a series of hands-on exercises designed to get you up and running on building APIs using ASP.NET Core and C#. Finally, we’ll review essential tools within the API development ecosystem that are designed to help you test, maintain, deploy, and document your API - all in just a couple of days!
From the developer who’s never worked with an API (or an API of that kind for any matter!) to a seasoned API developer, this workshop will have something for everyone! Come prepared to learn and practice implementing an API that can be used to back systems of all kinds.
- API Design best practices and important considerations
- Intro to ASP.NET Core API development
- Designing responses back to the client and implementing them
- Using CQRS to create a testable, scalable API development experience
- Versioning your API - exploring the API life cycle and building your project for versioning success
- Securing your API - considerations and techniques
- Testing your API using Postman’s test platform and ASP.NET Core’s integration testing framework
- Building/deploying your API to the cloud
- Documenting your API using OpenAPI/Swagger tooling
- Comparing/contrasting popular API paradigms (REST/gRPC/GraphQL)
Who should attend
From developers who want to learn how to build APIs to seasoned API developers looking for a better way to build and maintain their ASP.NET Core projects, this workshop will have something for everyone! At a minimum, you must have a working knowledge of HTTP and C#.
Any machine with Postman, Docker, and the .NET 5 SDK installed as well as Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, or JetBrains Rider.
Spencer Schneidenbach is a consultant, Microsoft MVP, and speaker in the St. Louis, Missouri area.
Full speaking history and blog can be found at http://schneids.net.