“You become what you read “
In this era of Kindle, tablets and EBooks, I proudly consider myself as real book lover. I get more connected to real book than any EBook on any trendy device. In order to purse my passion of collecting good books, toady I got WEB APIs book with ASP.NET by Glenn Block. Even before I start learning from this book, I am sure this book will teach me many good things about HTTP, REST and WEB API.
I got book delivered from Amazon this afternoon. It is summer in Delhi and the Sun it at its best yielding temperature 45 degree centigrade. I had to go out in this weather to collect book but trust me it was worth going out.
I thank from bottom of heart to Glenn Block for this wonderful gift. I can’t express in words that how I am going to enjoy and learn this book.
There are 17 chapters in this book. They are as follows,
- The Internet , the World Wide Web , and HTTP
- Web APIs
- ASP.NET Web API 101
- Processing Architecture
- The Application
- Media Type Selection and Design
- Building the API
- Improving the API
- Building the Client
- The HTTP Programming Model
- Controllers and Routing
- Formatters and Model Binding
- HTTP Client
- The OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework
I am fortunate to see evolution of WCF SOAP to WCF REST to Web API. I have not started reading yet but at the very high level I perceive this book as one of the greatest guide to learn HTTP Services. This book helps to create Web APIs harnessing the power of HTTP. I strongly recommend this book, if you are willing to create REST Services.
Our hero Scott Guthrie is also impressed by this book and he has said something like below about this book,
So what are you waiting for? Go and grab your copy and start learning and coding. Great job by Glenn and other authors.