In this video, Nate discusses how to model sort options for collections in a REST API.
- [Instructor] The navigation properties on the paged collection resource give clients a way to move through the collection. But what if the client wants to sort the collection by a particular field? Let's look at how we could design a simple sort syntax that feels natural in our RESTful API. If a client gets a collection without any extra parameters, a default or natural sort is implied. If their request includes an order by parameter, that field is used to sort the collection. The sort order can be reversed by including a token that indicates descending order.
This means that ascending order will be implied unless otherwise specified. Finally, the client should be able to send multiple order by parameters to sort on multiple fields. All right, let's go ahead and build this functionality into the Landon Hotel API.
- 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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