Designing RESTful Services with ASP.NET Web API–NYC.net Developers Group

Last night I presented this topic at the NYC.net Developers Group to a packed house. The talk covers the fundamentals of developing HTTP Services or Web APIs with ASP.NET, then gets into the concepts of REST as an architectural style, contrasting it with SOAP and RPC style services and discussing the different levels of compliance that you might choose to have with the full REST architectural style as defined by its author.

I’ll be presenting this same talk in Redmond on 4 Feb, CapArea.net on 26 Feb, and at the DevIntersection conference in Vegas in April, so try to make one of those if you can to get bootstrapped on how to build Web APIs that comply (at least to some degree) with what REST is all about.

Here are the slides and demos for you to check out:

Slides

Demos