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Mastering Minimal APIs in ASP.NET Core

By : Andrea Tosato, Marco Minerva, Emanuele Bartolesi
Book Image

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

Introducing globalization and localization

When thinking about internationalization, we must deal with globalization and localization, two terms that seem to refer to the same concepts but actually involve different areas. Globalization is the task of designing applications that can manage and support different cultures. Localization is the process of adapting an application to a particular culture, for example, by providing translated resources for each culture that will be supported.


The terms internationalization, globalization, and localization are often abbreviated to I18N, G11N, and L10N, respectively.

As with all the other features that we have already introduced in the previous chapters, globalization and localization can be handled by the corresponding middleware and services that ASP.NET Core provides and work in the same way in minimal APIs and controller-based projects.

You can find a great introduction to globalization and localization in the official...