Expert ASP.NET Web API 2 for MVC Developers

By Adam Freeman

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Learn the details about how to create efficient, portable MVC
applications using Web API 2

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-484200-86-5
  • 800 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publishing August 23, 2014, but available now as part of the Alpha Program
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $59.99
  • eBook Price: $41.99

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Web API 2 is the latest evolution of Microsoft's web services toolkit, which allows the creation of RESTful applications built on the ASP.NET platform. It provides a standards-based approach and a high-productivity development model that makes it easy to deliver services to a wide-range of clients, including mobile devices.

This book puts Web API into context for the experienced MVC Framework developer and dives deep into the tools and techniques required to build Web API applications that integrate with the MVC Framework and shows you how to create single-page applications to consume them.

Best-selling author Adam Freeman explains how to get the most from Web API 2 by building on the foundation of the MVC Framework and the ASP.NET platform. He starts with the nuts-and-bolts and shows you everything through to advanced features, going in-depth to give you the knowledge you need. 

What you’ll learn

Gain a solid architectural understanding of RESTful services 
Learn how to leverage the MVC pattern and components to build web services
Generate and process JSON data from data models
Learn what's new in Web API 2 and how best to apply these new features 
Build secure and scalable web services that integrate with MVC applications
Extend Web API 2 to customize it to your needs

Each topic is covered clearly and concisely and is packed with the details you need to learn to be truly effective. The most important features are given a no-nonsense in-depth treatment and chapters include common problems and details of how to avoid them. 

Who this book is for

Experienced MVC developers who want to build and integrate web applications using the latest version of Web API 2

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I – Getting Started

1. Getting Started
2. Your First Web API Application
3. Essential Techniques
4. Understanding HTTP Web Services
5. SportsStore: Preparation
6. SportsStore: A RESTful Application
7. SportsStore: Creating the Clients
8. SportsStore: Deployment

Part II – Results and Parameter

9. The Anatomy of ASP.NET Web API
10. Creating and Configuring a Web API Application
11. Action Method Results
12. Creating Media Formatters
13. Using the Built-In Media Formatters
14. Understanding Parameter and Model Binding
15. Binding Simple Data Types
16. Binding Complex Data Types – Part 1
17. Binding Complex Data Types – Part 2
18. Model Validation

Part III – Dispatching Requests

19. Dispatching Requests
20. URL Routing – Part 1
21. URL Routing – Part 2
22. Controllers and Actions
23. Filters – Part 1
24. Filters – Part 2
25. Error Handling
26. Using OWIN

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