Build and deploy your REST Web API in minutes, no code required? A well designed API is self-documenting. If you know how to work with one REST API, you will quickly learn the quirks of others. InstantWebApi is an API-first product. I spent a lot of time on API design. My intent is to be able to hire multiple teams in parallel, giving them access to my API, and seeing which implementation I like best. They will all be compatible. I can then simply discontinue the less interesting implementation projects.
Benefits of REST Over SOAP. In addition to using HTTP for simplicity, REST offers a number of other benefits over SOAP: REST allows a greater variety of data formats, whereas SOAP only allows XML. Coupled with JSON (which typically works better with data and offers faster parsing), REST is generally considered easier to work with.
If you need to develop a REST API for a database-driven application, it’s almost irresistible not to use the database tables as REST resources, the four HTTP methods as CRUD operations, and then simply expose your thinly-wrapped database as a REST API. The problem is that one of the foundations of the REST architecture is that the client-facing representation of a resource must be independent of the underlying implementation, and implementations details should definitely not be leaked to the client, which is all too easy with the database-driven approach. It’s also important to ask yourself if an almost raw database is the best interface you can offer your API users? I mean there is already a near-perfect language for doing CRUD operations on database tables, it’s called SQL… And you probably have some business logic on top of those tables that your API users would appreciate not having to re-implement in their own code. So how do you move beyond this database-oriented thinking and closer to a more RESTful design for your API?
REST API from Visual Studio. Use your Visual Studio 2017 to generate initial code for Web API. Our product will automate repetitive tasks by generating entities, models and controllers to build a complete REST API. Visual Studio Unit Test: The quality of the generated code is always important. Instant Web API generate unit tests for all the tables used in the project to make sure that you get the best final version. Relational Database : The code generated includes foreign key checks for post and updates, so that will comply with data integrity. Also, it uses unique indexes to check for duplicates and in doing so avoids orphan records. Live API Documentation: Instant Web API uses Swagger UI, to provide you with interactive documentation. Live documentation allows a user to try out different method and parameters and see the request, responses in real time. Discover extra details at Create ASP.Net Web API from MS SQL in Minutes With Instant Web API.