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Introduction to the ASP.NET Web API

ASP.NET Web API is a framework that makes it easy to build HTTP services that reach a broad range of clients, including browsers and mobile devices. ASP.NET Web API is an ideal platform for building RESTful applications on the .NET Framework. ASP.NET Web API allows you to expose your data in many different formats, such as XML or JSON. Using ASP.NET Web API you can program for HTTP verbs such as GET, POST, PUT and DELETE.

·         GET – Retrieve all or one item

·         POST – Add an item

·         PUT – Update an item

·         DELETE – Remove an item

Requirements:

·         Visual Studio 2010 SP1, Visual Web Developer 2010 SP1 or Visual Studio 2012

·         ASP.NET MVC 4

·         Already included with Visual Studio 2012

·         IIS 7.5 Express

·         SQL Server LocalDB (SqlLocalDB.MSI)

·         Included with Visual Studio 2012

·         Update 4.0.2 for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 – Design-time Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 (KB2544525)

·         Required to use LocalDB with Visual Studio 2010 SP1


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