Snoozle removes the need for boilerplate code whilst providing fully-fledged REST APIs via simple model-based resource definitions. Behind the scenes, Snoozle uses the .NET expression tree API to dynamically write and compile highly optimised code based on your simple model definitions.

Snoozle aims to make the creation of fully customisable REST APIs accessible to software developers of all levels. Example use cases for Snoozle REST APIs are:

  • Easily provide data persistence for a SPA, with minimal knowledge of C#
  • Expose data in a structured way without the need for the maintenance overheads of writing your own REST API code components
  • Mock out existing REST APIs for testing purposes
  • Provide a strong interface to remove the dependency of an application's back-end from the front-end, enabling concurrent development on both sides


Setup and configuration of a Snoozle REST API is simple. All that is required is a resource model definition and a configuration class for each resource you want to expose via HTTP.

Resource model

// Inherit from the IRestResource interface to mark the class as a resource model
public class Cat : IRestResource
    public int? Id { get; set; }

    public int HairLength { get; set; }

    public string Name { get; set; }

Resource configuration

public class CatResourceConfiguration : SqlResourceConfigurationBuilder<Cat>
    public override void Configure()
        // Define custom configurations for properties
        ConfigurationForProperty(x => x.HairLength).HasColumnName("HairLengthInMeters");
        ConfigurationForProperty(x => x.Id).HasColumnName("CatId").IsPrimaryIdentifier();

Supported .NET Versions

  • .NET Core 2.1
  • .NET Core 2.2
  • .NET Core 3.0
  • .NET Core 3.1