Join Chris Woodruff for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Building Web APIs with ASP.NET Core (2016).
- [Instructor] Each video in this course that has development involved will have a set of exercise files to work with. Please download and unzip the exercise files on your local hard drive to get started. To follow along with me, go ahead and place the exercise files folder on the desktop, as I've done here. When I open the folder, I'll see that each chapter has an exercise file in its own folder. In turn, each one of these has subfolders corresponding to the various videos in that chapter.
In each video folder I've created two Visual Studio solutions for you to work with. The first solution in the Begin folder is a code that matches where I'm starting the video. The second solution in the End folder contains a final version of the code, which you can use to verify that you did everything correctly. The only exception to this format will be the video for setting up your SQL database in Microsoft SQL Server. You'll find the file called H_Plus_Sports.bak in the Resources folder that will be used to restore the sample database to your local machine.
There will be a video later in this course to walk you through this restoration so you can begin work developing Web APIs. Keep in mind if you're jumping into the middle of the course you will still need to restore the database and set it up for the code to work properly. Lastly, for the videos where I use Postman, I've included a text file that contains all of the URL and payload text. Feel free to copy and paste this to follow along.
Now that you know all about the exercise files, let's move on.
- Installing Visual Studio and SQL Server
- Creating your Web API project
- Routing in ASP.NET Core
- Adding and connecting controllers
- Modeling binding and validation
- Measuring performance