This book is primarily aimed at developers who want to learn how to build ASP.NET Core 1.1 Web APIs; no user interface will be built; instead, you will use a tool called Postman to make requests and to receive responses from the Web API.

You should be an intermediate level C# developer with some experience in object-oriented programming (OOP), generics, and reflection. The book presupposes that you have a solid C# foundation since the language won’t be explained in any detail.

You will learn ASP.NET Core 1.1 Web API by building three services that handle data used in four controllers. An empty template will be used to build the Web API application from the ground up. The goal is to get you familiar with ASP.NET Core 1.1 Web API by adding middleware and services one piece at a time, building a basic application.