File Size: 1484 KB
Print Length: 280 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1484201108
Publisher: Apress; 2 edition (July 27, 2014)
Publication Date: July 27, 2014
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Not sure what the intent of this book was, but getting a service up and running quickly using MS productsdidn't appear to be it.IMHO the authors took a somewhat convoluted subject and made it almost unworkable by adding in3rd party tools and techniques which had nothing to do with the ultimate goal (building a web service)and simply clouded the issue for me.After getting thru half the book, I just went to the MS site and started hunting thru that and looked for onlineexamples and resources mainly in codeproject and stackoverflow..A simple step by step for a simple service would have been nice to find in book form, but I eventuallyfound what I needed with online examples...this book however was not it for me
In a nutshell, this book has way too much about stuff that isn't Web API. I do realize that Web API is not a technology to be used in a vacuum, that it is part of an integrated whole product, but this book seems to go on forever about using Ninject, nHibernate, log4net, and other technologies. No doubt these technologies are important, but if I wanted to learn Ninject, I would have bought a book about Ninject.Also, this book is printed in small text with quarter-inch margins, so even tho it is listed as having 250 pages, it would probably fill 400 the way most tech books are printed. If you don't have good vision, I hope you have reading glasses.In short, if you want a clear, concise book about ASP.net Web API, this isn't it.
Well laid out and easy to follow. I had previously used Web API for the first time on a project before i found this book. After reading this, it would have made that project a lot easier and better designed. Not only does it give a good insight into Web API through examples that build upon each other as the chapters progress, it also introduced different ways to implement other technologies not specifically related to Web API such as NHibernate,Ninject, and AutoMapper. I have used things like NHibernate in the past in MVC and other types of projects, but this book showed what i thought to be a better way to manage NHibernate sessions through Attributes on the controllers. Likewise how to wrap AutoMapper for cleaner mapping definitions. Overall I was thoroughly impressed with the content in this book not only from a Web API perspective but also from an overall design perspective. This will most likely be a book that i reference frequently when working on new projects.
Good book to understand the ASP.NET API for writing RESTful services. Light in concepts. Part of it is due to the tools and work frame provided by Microsoft. There are some items that have been omitted under the assumption that the reader is conversant on the Microsoft tools. A simple statement could help individuals better follow and provide a better understanding of what goes on. Will be sending a message with some suggestions to the authors in the near future.
Read through the book. Found it to be extremely useful as an example on how to build out a project and fills the gaps between basic tutorials and abstract technical books like Clean Code. If you are looking for examples on how to design a project with a solid architecture, or how to write a RESTful web service, this is your book!
What a garbage book. It's crowded with over explanation for everything and they severely complicate how to make a Web API. I buy a lot of Apress books, but this one fell WAY shorter than I hoped it would I got better information from a google search tutorial than this book. I am not sure who these authors are, but I won't buy another book that they have their name on. Either save your money by not buying this book, or take that money and burn it on a poorly written book. Choice is yours.
Other reviewers have mentioned, and I agree, that there are too many tangential dependencies and techniques used, and these detract from the topic that I was trying to learn; WebAPI 2. I do NOT want to bash the effort, and I did get a couple of tidbits, but I would be lying if I did not write about my disappointment.
This book is a huge improvement from the author's first version.The book contains clear explanations and code for creating and configuring WebApi2 applications using versioning, ninject and interfaces on data and service layers to promote testability and maintainability.The book also includes a chapter on unit and integration testing using Moq and NUnit. I wish the explanations would have been a bit more thorough in that section. Also although I was glad to see Json Web Tokens discussed, I was disappointed that OWIN/Katana was virtually ignored.
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