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C# 12 and .NET 8 – Modern Cross-Platform Development Fundamentals - Eighth Edition

By : Mark J. Price
4.7 (13)
Book Image

C# 12 and .NET 8 – Modern Cross-Platform Development Fundamentals - Eighth Edition

4.7 (13)
By: Mark J. Price

Overview of this book

This latest edition of the bestselling Packt series will give you a solid foundation to start building projects using modern C# and .NET with confidence. You'll learn about object-oriented programming; writing, testing, and debugging functions; and implementing interfaces. You'll take on .NET APIs for managing and querying data, working with the fi lesystem, and serialization. As you progress, you'll explore examples of cross-platform projects you can build and deploy, such as websites and services using ASP.NET Core. This latest edition integrates .NET 8 enhancements into its examples: type aliasing and primary constructors for concise and expressive code. You'll handle errors robustly through the new built-in guard clauses and explore a simplified implementation of caching in ASP.NET Core 8. If that's not enough, you'll also see how native ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler publish lets web services reduce memory use and run faster. You'll work with the seamless new HTTP editor in Visual Studio 2022 to enhance the testing and debugging process. You'll even get introduced to Blazor Full Stack with its new unified hosting model for unparalleled web development flexibility.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Building and Consuming Web Services

This chapter is about learning how to build web services (aka HTTP or Representational State Transfer (REST) services) using the ASP.NET Core Web API. You will then learn how to consume web services using HTTP clients, which could be any other type of .NET app, including a website or a mobile or desktop app.

This chapter requires the knowledge and skills that you learned in Chapter 10, Working with Data Using Entity Framework Core, and Chapters 12 to 13, about building websites using ASP.NET Core.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Building web services using the ASP.NET Core Web API
  • Creating a web service for the Northwind database
  • Documenting and testing web services
  • Consuming web services using HTTP clients