This course shows entry to mid-level Visual Studio developers how to create customized REST Web APIs using the ASP.NET framework and then how to deploy those APIs to Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform. It begins with a description of the REST protocol and an overview of ASP.NET controllers and models, followed by a discussion of the Microsoft OWIN pipeline specification and how to write custom middleware to utilize that specification.
- Learn to build and customize Web APIs using the Microsoft ASP.NET framework
- Master the ability to deploy ASP.NET Web APIs to Microsoft's Azure cloud
- Understand Microsoft's OWIN pipeline: Middleware, authentication, authorization, and security
- Explore four different methods for publishing Web API projects to the cloud
John Adams works as a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect for Opsgility, a Microsoft cloud services and training company. An MCP with specialist certifications in .NET Framework 4, web applications, and in architecting and developing Microsoft Azure solutions, John has been developing ASP.NET and Azure solutions for almost a decade. He is the author of multiple O'Reilly titles, including Azure for Developers and Learning Kendo UI Web Development. Ryan Butler has been developing on the Microsoft stack since 2002 and is currently a consultant for Quisitive in Irving, Texas.