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Mastering Minimal APIs in ASP.NET Core

By : Andrea Tosato, Marco Minerva, Emanuele Bartolesi
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Mastering Minimal APIs in ASP.NET Core

By: Andrea Tosato, Marco Minerva, Emanuele Bartolesi

Overview of this book

The Minimal APIs feature, introduced in .NET 6, is the answer to code complexity and rising dependencies in creating even the simplest of APIs. Minimal APIs facilitate API development using compact code syntax and help you develop web APIs quickly. This practical guide explores Minimal APIs end-to-end and helps you take advantage of its features and benefits for your ASP.NET Core projects. The chapters in this book will help you speed up your development process by writing less code and maintaining fewer files using Minimal APIs. You’ll also learn how to enable Swagger for API documentation along with CORS and handle application errors. The book even promotes ideas to structure your code in a better way using the dependency injection library in .NET. Finally, you'll learn about performance and benchmarking improvements for your apps. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to fully leverage new features in .NET 6 for API development and explore how Minimal APIs are an evolution over classical web API development in ASP.NET Core.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: What’s New in .NET 6?
Part 3: Advanced Development and Microservices Concepts

Leveraging Globalization and Localization

When developing an application, it is important to think about multi-language support; a multilingual application allows for a wider audience reach. This is also true for web APIs: messages returned by endpoints (for example, validation errors) should be localized, and the service should be able to handle different cultures and deal with time zones. In this chapter of the book, we will talk about globalization and localization, and we will explain what features are available in minimal APIs to work with these concepts. The information and samples that will be provided will guide us when adding multi-language support to our services and correctly handling all the related behaviors so that we will be able to develop global applications.

In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Introducing globalization and localization
  • Localizing a minimal API application
  • Using resource files
  • Integrating localization in...