In this video, Nate discusses how to model search and query options for collections in a REST API.
- [Instructor] The syntax for searching a collection will be similar to the sort syntax. The client will send a query parameter called search with a search expression as the parameter value. The search expression consists of a field, an operator, and a value separated by spaces. Different fields can support different operators. For example, a numeric field could support less than and greater than operators. Multiple search parameters can be used to create an and query over multiple fields. For the Landon Hotel API, modeling queries that contain a logical or won't be necessary.
However, the approach we'll use is extensible and could be modified to support or queries in your API. All right, let's get started.
- 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 Applicationswith 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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