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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


Developing minimal APIs with globalization and localization support in mind is fundamental in an interconnected world. ASP.NET Core includes all the features needed to create services that can react to the culture of the user and provide translations based on the request language: the usage of localization middleware, resource files, and custom validation messages allows the creation of services that can support virtually every culture. We have also talked about the globalization-related problems that could arise when working with different time zones and shown how to solve it using the centralized UTC date time format so that our APIs can seamlessly work irrespective of the geographic location and time zone of clients.

In Chapter 10, Evaluating and Benchmarking the Performance of Minimal APIs, we will talk about why minimal APIs were created and analyze the performance benefits of using minimal APIs over the classic controller-based approach.