ASP.NET Web API 2: Building a REST Service from Start to Finish
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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:
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.
Most helpful customer reviews
34 of 34 people found the following review helpful.
Not 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
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
By Daniel Beaulieu
Too many dependencies on other frameworks which hinders clarity on the main topic I purchased the book for
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Good introduction, missing some hosting scenarios, too many external packages needed to follow
By Ivan Brugiolo
The book focuses too much on teaching an end-to-end solution good development pattern and practices more than explaining the features of the technology. There are missing points, such as self-hosting of WebAPI, and, customization points. Coming from having read a few WCF books and practices many WCF services that are REST-full according to the author's own definition, I'm neither sold on the technology nor enlithend or empowered to use it
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