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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

Evaluating and Benchmarking the Performance of Minimal APIs

The purpose of this chapter is to understand one of the motivations for which the minimal APIs framework was created.

This chapter will provide some obvious data and examples of how you can measure the performance of an ASP.NET 6 application using the traditional approach as well as how you can measure the performance of an ASP.NET application using the minimal API approach.

Performance is key to any functioning application; however, very often it takes a back seat.

A performant and scalable application depends not only on our code but also on the development stack. Today, we have moved on from the .NET full framework and .NET Core to .NET and can start to appreciate the performance that the new .NET has achieved, version after version – not only with the introduction of new features and the clarity of the framework but also primarily because the framework has been completely rewritten and improved with many...