In this chapter, I set the foundations for a more realistic project that incorporates all of the key aspects of Web API development and shows them working together. Later chapters zoom into specific features, which is a good way of getting into the detail, but it doesn’t provide any end-to-end context.
My application, called SportsStore, will follow the classic approach taken by online stores everywhere. I will create an online product catalog that customers can browse by category and page, a shopping cart where users can add and remove products, and a checkout where customers can enter their shipping details. ...