In this video, learn how to use lightweight data models in conjunction with the Entity Framework in-memory database provider to seed the database with test data.
- [Instructor] Since we're using an in-memory database…for development, any data that we save will be lost…when the API restarts.…This also means, of course, that the database will be empty…when the application starts up.…To make it easy to consistently test the API with the same…data, we can seed the database with test data…each time it starts up.…I'll make a new class to hold all…this database seeding code.…I'll just make this at the root of the project,…and create this class called SeedData.…I'll make this class static,…and add a method called AddTestData.…
This will also be a static method and it'll be async as well…This add test data method will take a hotel API DB context,…and perform a quick check.…If it already has data available, then we're probably not…working with our in-memory database, and we wanna just bail.…(typing on keyboard)…If the database is empty, we'll seed it with a couple…of test rooms.…I'll paste this code I have copied to the clipboard.…
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- What is RESTful design?
- Building a new API with ASP.NET Core
- Using HTTP methods
- Returning JSON
- Creating RESTful routing with templates
- Securing RESTful APIs with HTTPS
- Representing resources
- Representing links
- Representing collections
- Sorting and searching collections
- Building forms
- Adding caching to an ASP.NET Core API
- Configuring user authentication and authorization
Skill Level Intermediate
1. REST API Concepts
2. Build a Basic API
3. Versioning and Errors
4. Secure the API
5. Represent Resources
6. Represent Links
7. Represent Collections
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8. Sorting Collections
9. Searching Collections
10. Forms and Modifying Data
11. Caching and Compression
12. Authentication and Authorization
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