The world of software development has been changing over the years. Less and less software is built as monolithic applications. With the rise of both the cloud and smart devices software applications are becoming more and more distributed. Distributed environments need to be built using standards and there is no standard more common than the HTTP protocol which is the foundation of the World Wide Web. REST services are built on top of the HTTP standard making it a first class choice for interoperable services.
The Essential REST course teaches how to develop and consume RESTful services. During this course you will learn the principals and best practices for developing REST services and why you might want to use RESTful services instead of SOAP services. The course teaches building REST services using the Microsoft ASP.NET Web API framework.
Some of the reasons REST services are becoming more popular:
Securing REST Services
o Basic Authentication
o Forms Authentication
o Integrated Authentication
o OAuth & OAuth2
o Amazon's S3 Authentication
o Federated Security
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