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SouthBay.NET: Create a Great Set of APIs Using ASP.NET Core 2.1 w Chris Woodruff

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The greatest experience for your users centers around their data. That’s why developing a great set of Web APIs is so important. Using ASP.NET Core Web API is a modern cross-platform framework for the modern web.

ASP.NET Core Web API can be run on Windows and Linux using all the modern web servers. The secret to it all is knowing how to architect your Web APIs for the best experience.

Using the Hexagonal Architecture or the Ports and Adapter Pattern allows your APIs specifically to work better due to:
• Allowing a clear decoupling of the API endpoints, Data Access (Synthetic or Production) and finally the Data Domain classes.
• The API Endpoints (Controllers) have no knowledge or responsibility of Data Domain and behind it Data Access
• Because of the decoupling and separation of responsibilities testing can be done easily and without issues.
• Data Access segments of the architecture can easily be switched out without impacting the Domain or API Endpoints.

By using the Hex Architecture not only does the development story become easier but your end users get a much more stable API set to consume. The talk will explain and get you started on using these concepts with your ASP.NET Core 2.1 Web API solutions.

About Chris
Chris Woodruff (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has been developing and architecting software solutions for almost 20 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. As a speaker and podcaster, Woody has spoken and discussed a variety of topics, including API design and open source. Woody is a Developer Advocate for JetBrains and evangelizes .NET, .NET Core and JetBrains' products in North America.

We will meet at Google in the FRC2 Building in the Libra Tech Talk room.
323 Fairchild Dr, Mountain View, CA 94043 (,+Mountain+View,+CA+94043&entry=gmail&source=g)

6:30 Pizza and Networking
6:55 Announcements
7:00 - 7:45 Presentation - Part I
7:45 - 8:00 Short break
8:00 - 9:00 Presentation - Part 2
9:00 - 9:15 Raffle and Wrapping up

Pizza will be provided before the main presentation (while it lasts).