Build RESTful web applications and services on the .NET framework with Packt’s new book and eBook.

February 2014 | .NET, Enterprise

Packt is pleased to announce the release of ASP.NET Web API: Build RESTful web applications and services on the .NET framework, a step-by-step, practical tutorial with a simple approach to help you build RESTful web applications and Web API services based on the .NET framework quickly and efficiently. This book is now available in print, eBook, Kindle, and select library formats. The print book consists of 224 pages and is priced at $49.99, while the eBook is priced at $25.49.

About the author:

Joydip Kanjilal is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in ASP.NET, a speaker, and the author of several books and articles. He has over 16 years of experience in the IT industry, with more than 10 years using Microsoft .NET and its related technologies. He was selected as the MSDN Featured Developer of the Fortnight a number of times and also as the Community Credit Winner by http://www.communitycredit.com several times. He has also authored more than 250 articles for some of the most reputable sites. A lot of these articles have been selected at http://www.asp.net—Microsoft's official website on ASP.NET.

He has years of experience in designing and architecting solutions for various domains. His technical strengths include C, C++, VC++, Java, C#, Microsoft .NET, Ajax, WCF, REST, SOA, Design Patterns, SQL Server, operating systems, and computer architecture.

The ASP.NET Web API was designed from the ground up to meet the needs of developers who want to build HTTP/RESTful services. The ASP.NET Web API is an HTTP service that uses HTTP as the application protocol and can return data based on the data format requested by the client. It is a lightweight web-based architecture that provides an easy-to-use set of default options while providing a deep extensibility infrastructure to meet the demands of any scenario using HTTP.

The book starts with a description of REST-based architecture and WCF. It then explores the new features in ASP.NET 4.5 and introduces the readers to the new concepts in the ASP.NET Web API. There are also lots of code examples throughout these sections to help readers learn effectively.

Users will then learn how to work with WCF REST-based services and the ASP.NET Web API and how to consume those services using various clients such as ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, and Silverlight. Readers can build scalable REST-based services using the .NET framework and build HTTP-based web services on the .NET platform. Readers can explore the new features in Entity Framework 5 and discover how to work with them. Users can utilize the ASP.NET Web API with ASP.NET MVC 4 clients and learn about the ADO.NET Entity Framework and write programs against the Entity Data Model using LINQ to perform CRUD operations. Readers will also learn how to implement Web API services using ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, and Silverlight clients.

Some of the topics covered in this book are as follows:

Chapter 1: Understanding Representational State Transfer Services

Chapter 2: Understanding Resource and Service Oriented Architectures

Chapter 3: Working with RESTful Services

Chapter 4: Consuming RESTful services

Chapter 5: Working with ASP.NET 4.5

Chapter 6: Working with RESTful Data Using Silverlight

Chapter 7: Advanced Features

Packt Publishing has also released the following ASP.NET books:

Building Mobile Applications Using Kendo UI Mobile and ASP.NET Web API

ASP.NET MVC 4 Mobile App Development

.Net Framework 4.5 Expert Programming Cookbook

About Packt:

All ASP.NET books are published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT professionals in the enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google, and SAP technologies.


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