.NET 5 & .NET Core 3.1 Web API & Entity Framework Jumpstart
What you'll learn
- Build a complete .NET 5 or .NET Core 3.1 back-end with Web API, Entity Framework Core, SQL Server & SQLite
- Implement Token Authentication with JSON Web Tokens & Roles
- Utilize all three types of relationships in your database: one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many
- Use the HTTP request methods GET, POST, PUT & DELETE
- Implement best practices that are used in the real world like a proper structure for your Web API, Dependency Injection, asynchronous calls with async/await and Data-Transfer-Objects (DTOs)
- Use LINQ to filter, sort, map, select and access your entities.
- Seed data with code-first migrations programmatically
- Migrate from .NET Core 3.1 to .NET 5
- You should have basic knowledge of C#.
The .NET framework is getting better and better and more important in the web development world nowadays.
Almost every request I get for new web development projects is asking for knowledge in .NET, including Web API and Entity Framework Core.
So, knowing the fundamentals of back end web development with .NET can be highly beneficial to your career. And that’s where this course comes in.
In a short period of time, you will learn how to set up a Web API, make restful calls to this Web API and also save data persistently with Entity Framework Core, Code-First Migration, a SQL Server & SQLite database, and all three types of relationships in this database.
We will get right to the point, you will see every single step of writing the necessary code and by the end of this course, you will have what it takes to say ‘yes’ to all the .NET project requests from any recruiter.
The only tool you need in the beginning is Visual Studio Code which is available for free.
We will use Visual Studio Code for our implementations and make calls to the Web API with the help of Swagger UI - an interface that lets you consume the API out-of-the-box, thanks to the latest version of the .NET framework.
Later, we will also utilize SQL Server Express and the SQL Server Management Studio to manage our database. These are also available for free.
Later, we will utilize the free SQL Server Express with SQL Server Management Studio to manage our database. We will also have a quick look at SQLite, so that you know how to use any database you want.
The back end application we’re going to build is a small text-based role-playing game where different users can register (we’re going to use JSON web tokens for authentication) and create their own characters like a mage or a knight, add some skills and a weapon, and also let the characters fight against each other to see who is the best of them all.
What You Will Learn
Create your first Web API call in less than 10 minutes
Initialize a Git repository for your source control
The Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern
Create models and controllers
Attribute routing (with parameters)
The HTTP request methods GET, POST, PUT & DELETE
Best practices for your Web API like a ServiceResponse class and Data-Transfer-Objects (DTOs)
Map your models with AutoMapper
Entity Framework Core
SQL Server Express
How to use a DataContext and a proper ConnectionString
All previous HTTP requests with Entity Framework Core to save your data in a SQL Server & SQLite database
Data Seeding: Insert data with a migration programmatically
Token Authentication with JSON Web Tokens
Secure controllers with the Authorize attribute
Add roles to the users
Advanced Relationships with Entity Framework Core
Include entities with Entity Framework Core
Get the proper relations between entities
More Than Just CRUD
Start automatic fights
Filter and order RPG characters by their highscore
My name is Patrick and I will be your instructor for this course. I’m a web developer for over a decade now, I have worked for big corporations and small teams, as an employee and a contractor and I just love to see the way Microsoft is going with .NET and how important it gets day by day.
To this date, I was able to run seven courses on web development here on Udemy about ASP.NET, Blazor, single-page applications, Angular, and DevOps, with a total of over 50.000 unique students and more than 5.000 reviews.
If you have any questions, feel free to connect.
And if you still have any doubts, you have a 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked.
So, I hope you’re ready for your new skills and your new projects! ;)
I’m looking forward to seeing you in the course!
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Who this course is for:
- Students who want to build professional .NET 5 or .NET Core web development skills.
Writing code is what drives me. Creating software out of nothing is a skill I truly am passionate about and I want to share this astonishing feeling of making stuff with you.
I started to learn several programming languages as a teenager and always wanted to create software ever since I first played a game on a Commodore 64. During my bachelor and master studies, I joined various companies, made desktop and web applications as well as video games professionally and was always anxious to improve my craft, which I have been doing for more than 15 years now.
For me, the most important part of writing and teaching code is to have fun. If certain ways work for you and the results are maintainable and you have fun with your results, you're doing it the right way. I don't care if you always use your keyboard or switch to the mouse from time to time, so-called best practices are not always best or practical, I want to teach you to develop software in a way it works in the industry, a way it works for you and in a way that makes you happy.