Fluent API Design - A Crash Course
What you'll learn
- Understand why API's should be designed well.
- Understand the benefits of using Fluent API's.
- Learn how to design fluent API's.
- Learn how to write intuitive, easy-to-understand code.
- Learn how to structure code for excellent readability.
- Add new skills to your programming toolbox.
- You should be familiar with an object-oriented programming language, such as Java or C#.
- You should have an understanding of object-oriented programming principles.
- The code examples are in Java - while they aren't mandatory to work through, it will be beneficial if you have a Java development environment (with Maven) configured.
Fluent API Design - Write Good, Clean, Readable Code
Have you ever looked at code that you needed to use, and thought that it could just be so much easier, better, and cleaner? Have you ever wondered how tools like the Java™ DSL in Apache Camel or the streaming API's in Java 8 work under the covers? How you can architect your code to clearly express it's intent without the need for extensive documentation? If so, this course is for you!
Throughout the course, we'll look at what fluent API's are and how we can design them. We'll look at the benefits of fluent API's, and we'll see real-world examples in practice. We'll also work through examples where we implement our own fluent API's. Our examples will be in Java, but the concepts are equally relevant to other object-oriented languages, like C#.
This course is intended to help you become a better programmer, by teaching you how to write code that is incredibly easy to understand. After all, as programmers, we spend a significant amount of time reading existing code rather than writing new code. Therefore, the ability to write code that is easy to read and easy to understand is a very important skill for programmers to have. In this course, I want to help you develop that skill.
Some Review Feedback
"I thought the beginning of the course was quite slow and too much verbiage for the given slides. But once you got into going through code methodologies and showing coding examples, I enjoyed flow very much. I liked the use of video so I could pause in places to analyze the code."
"For a short course such as this, you get a lot of information to improve your skills. I enjoyed this course and learned some new and useful techniques."
"This course covers a familiar thought among developers; striving for well-written code, which is 1) easy to read/understand and then 2) easy to amend and build upon with subsequent revisions; essentially demonstrating the benefits of good API design overall. I also appreciated the inclusion of the code examples, which demonstrates the advantages of Fluent API Design in a practical way."
"I learned about fluent API in a short time. The characteristics of the pattern Builder and reason important for implementing this pattern our own code. Thanks!"
"Great topic, great course, great content."
"Very well explained material."
This course includes the option of a 30-day, no-questions-asked refund.
Who this course is for:
- Junior- to intermediate programmers who use an object-oriented language, such as Java or C#.
- Anyone who wants to learn how to design fluent API's.
- Anyone who wants to change the way in which they think about designing API's.
- Anyone who wants to learn how to write intuitive, easy-to-understand code.
I am a software industry professional, currently employed as a consulting architect. I hold a B.Sc in Business Information Technology with First Class Honours from the University of Greenwich.
Throughout my career, I've designed and developed software for a number of different industries, I've written about software development, and I've lead and mentored development teams. I am passionate about software development, craftsmanship, efficient and effective development processes, team culture, and continuous learning.