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  • Quickly create fast, testable, and maintainable web services with ServiceStack
  • Integrate ServiceStack with existing ASP.NET frameworks such as MVC and SignalR
  • Render HTML using Razor and MarkDown with your ServiceStack services
  • Implement unit and integration testing for your web API to enhance quality and compatibility
  • Work with your SQL database of choice using ServiceStack's ORM, OrmLite
  • Leverage the speed of Redis to scale your web API

Building web services is a complex task as every language and framework has its own architecture, which is not easy to analyze. ServiceStack makes it easy to create web services and build applications.

This book covers a wide range of topics from simple development and initial setup using the ServiceStack framework to more advanced concepts such as integration with other popular .NET frameworks. It will show you how to build your services and will also enable you to ensure your web API's quality with step-by-step recipes that show you powerful unit testing and integration testing patterns. You will also learn how to access your SQL database with speed and simplicity using ServiceStack's object-relational mapping framework, OrmLite.

  • Create fast, testable, maintainable web APIs using the fully-featured framework in .NET
  • Integrate ServiceStack to add speed and simplicity to your web applications
  • Step-by-step recipes that focus on solving real-world problems using ServiceStack
Page Count 444
Course Length 13 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781783986569
Date Of Publication 23 Jan 2015


Kyle Hodgson

Kyle Hodgson is a software developer based in Toronto, Canada. He was working on full stack web development, but he fell in love with ServiceStack after finishing a large WCF project. He has led the development of several ambitious products for organizations ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 50 enterprises and has been invited to speak at several technology conferences about .NET and JavaScript. Having joined ThoughtWorks in 2012, Kyle is thrilled to be working with some of the smartest minds in software today. You can find his blog at

Darren Reid

Darren Reid is a .NET and JavaScript developer based in Canberra, Australia. He has worked primarily in large enterprise environments, building corporate web applications, and has also contributed to ServiceStack-related products. He received prizes for projects created for GovHack in 2012 and 2013, utilizing the ServiceStack framework. Darren is an accomplished open source advocate and blogger, and his work can be seen at, where he blogs about advanced ServiceStack and AngularJS topics among other things.