HTTP

Once upon a time in .NET

A story about records, HTTP message handlers, HTTP client extensions...

In this article, I want to talk about a few things in .NET such as HTTP requests with an Http Client, HTTP message handlers, records... For the theoretical aspect of these topics, I think the official documentation on docs.microsoft.com and many blog articles already explain them very well, better than I could ever do. But what I am interested in here is to talk about these topics through a case study.

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Handle token retrieval while querying an API

Using a DelegatingHandler

In our daily job, we often have to query secure REST APIs that require our HTTP requests to have a valid access token in their Authorization header. Of course, many APIs come with an SDK that makes the job easier for us as it directly takes care of retrieving a token and sending the authenticated HTTP requests. However, it is not always the case and knowing how to implement that using HttpClient, IMemoryCache, and DelegatingHandler can become pretty useful.

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Testing your API with REST Client

Why using the vscode extension "REST Client" instead of Postman?

Let's talk about tooling and testing an API!

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