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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


In this chapter, we learned how to interact with a data access layer in a minimal API project with the two most common tools in a real-world scenario: EF and Dapper.

For EF, we covered some basic features, such as setting up a project to use this ORM and how to perform some basic operations to implement a full CRUD API endpoint.

We did basically the same thing with Dapper as well, starting from an empty project, adding Dapper, setting up the project for working with a SQL Server LocalDB, and implementing some basic interactions with the entities of the database.

In the next chapter, we’ll focus on authentication and authorization in a minimal API project. It’s important, first of all, to protect your data in the database.