ASP.NET Web API 2: Building a REST Service from Start to Finish

ASP.NET Web API 2: Building a REST Service from Start to Finish
By Jamie Kurtz, Brian Wortman

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Product Description

The ASP.NET MVC Framework has always been a good platform on which to implement REST-based services, but the introduction of the ASP.NET Web API Framework raised the bar to a whole new level.

Now in release version 2.1, the Web API Framework has evolved into a powerful and refreshingly usable platform. This concise book provides technical background and guidance that will enable you to best use the ASP.NET Web API 2 Framework to build world-class REST services.

New content in this edition includes:

  • New capabilities in Web API 2 (currently version 2.1).
  • Support for partial updates, or PATCH.
  • API versioning.
  • Support for legacy SOAP-based operations.
  • How to handle non-resource APIs using REST
  • How to best expose relationships between resources
  • JSON Web Tokens, CORS, CSRF

Get ready for authors Jamie Kurtz and Brian Wortman to take you from zero to REST service hero in no time at all. No prior experience with ASP.NET Web API is required; all Web API-related concepts are introduced from basic principles and developed to the point where you can use them in a production system. A good working knowledge of C# and the .NET Framework are the only prerequisites to best benefit from this book.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #294768 in Books
  • Brand: Jamie Kurtz Brian Wortman
  • Published on: 2014-07-28
  • Released on: 2014-07-28
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.25" h x .64" w x 7.50" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 280 pages


  • ASP Net Web API 2 Building a Rest Service from Start to Finish

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
2Lack of focus on main topic
By Steve Tijerina
I really wanted to like this book, but the book lacked focus on the main character: Web API 2. The first few chapters of the book were OK. Yet, the book quickly got lost and became more focused on the implementation of dependencies (NHibernate, Ninject, AutoMapper etc.) into the coding example used throughout the book, with Web API making a minor guest appearance on occasion.

33 of 33 people found the following review helpful.
2Not my first choice
By Jeff Dosser
Not sure what the intent of this book was, but getting a service up and running quickly using MS products
didn't appear to be it.
IMHO the authors took a somewhat convoluted subject and made it almost unworkable by adding in
3rd party tools and techniques which had nothing to do with the ultimate goal (building a web service)
and simply clouded the issue for me.
After getting thru half the book, I just went to the MS site and started hunting thru that and looked for online
examples and resources mainly in codeproject and stackoverflow..
A simple step by step for a simple service would have been nice to find in book form, but I eventually
found what I needed with online examples...this book however was not it for me

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
13rd party dependencies ruin the book...
By AndroidFox
I wish I saw the other reviews about the 3rd party applications before buying this book. It is very confusing the way you have to install a million 3rd party applications to attempt to replicate what the author is doing. Many of these applications at this time have changed from the writing and don't match up with what the author says they should look like.

Due to the extensive reliance on the 3rd party applications, it is very unclear what is part of the api, and what is a 3rd party application function. This lack of a clear differentiation between products,it makes the book unusable.

Because of the 3rd party use and especially because they have changed I can't recommend this to anyone. Currently trying to find a different book to learn what I thought this one would teach...

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