Learn how to model collections of ION resources with a generic Collection class.
- [Instructor] Unless your REST API is very simple, it'll need to return more than just single resources. The Ion spec defines a collection as a value object. Where the value property is an array of items that are resources. We can model this in our API by creating a new collection class that inherits from Resource. In the models folder, I'm going to create a new class, called Collection(T). This class will be generic so they can handle any type of resource, we'll inherit from the base resource class, and the only additional property we need here is an array of items.
Of type T, called value. Next we'll create and return one of these collections from a controller.
- REST vs. RPC
- Using HTTP methods (aka verbs)
- Returning JSON
- Creating a new API project
- Building a root controller
- Routing to controllers with templates
- Requiring HTTPS for security
- Creating resources and data models
- Returning data and resources from a controller
- Representing links (HREFs)
- Representing collections
- Sorting and searching collections
- Creating forms
- Caching and compression
- Authentication and authorization for RESTful APIs
Skill Level Intermediate
Deploying ASP.NET Core Applications (2017)with Nate Barbettini57m 57s Intermediate
1. REST API Concepts
2. Building a Basic API
3. Securing the API
4. Representing Resources
5. Representing Links
6. Representing Collections
7. Sorting Collections
8. Searching Collections
9. Forms and Modifying Data
10. Caching and Compression
11. Authentication and Authorization
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