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L. JacksonThe Complete ASP.NET Core 3 API Tutorialhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6255-9_3

3. Overview of Our API

Les Jackson1 
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Chapter Summary

In this (very short!) chapter, I’ll take you through the API that you’re going to build and the problem it’s attempting to solve. We’ll also cover the REST API pattern at a high level.

When Done, You Will

  • Understand a bit more about the REST pattern.

  • Understand what you are going to build throughout the rest of this book.

  • Understand why you are going to be building this solution.

  • Have an appreciation of JavaScript Object Notation (JSON).

What Is a REST API?

APIs will eventually cure world hunger, bring about lasting peace, and enable mankind to explore the universe ...

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