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Lesson 38. Consuming HTTP data

Having seen how to serve HTTP data by using ASP .NET in F#, you’re now going to look at the other side of the fence: consuming HTTP data quickly and easily by using various F# libraries. You’ll learn about

  • How you might access HTTP endpoints today
  • Using FSharp.Data to work with HTTP endpoints
  • HTTP.fs, a lightweight F# library for HTTP access
  • The Swagger type provider

Let’s start by quickly considering a few common situations you might encounter today.

You’ve written an ASP .NET Web API application and deploy it to an environment ready for testing. Quickly, the test team gives you feedback about some issues: some data doesn’t match as expected. And under certain circumstances, the APIs don’t seem to respond ...

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