In the world of HTML5, mobile devices, and modern development techniques HTTP has become the default option for building rich, scalable services. The ASP.NET Web API was designed from the ground up to meet the need of developers who want to build HTTP/RESTful services. The API provides a easy to use set of default options, but also provides a deep extensibility infrastructure to meet the demands of any scenario using HTTP.
Although Jon spent the first few years of his professional life as an attorney, he quickly
found chasing bits more interesting than chasing ambulances. Since 2011, Jon has been concentrating on the mobile world. Working mainly in iOS, Jon
has helped numerous companies create and transform mobile teams into teams that can
create, build, test, and deploy mobile applications with ease.
Introduction to the ASP.NET Web API Hi. This is Jon Flanders with Pluralsight. Welcome to the Introduction to the ASP. NET Web API. In this particular module of this course, we're going to go into an overview of the web API. So we'll start with what is the web API, we'll talk about why you might want to use the web API, and then we'll get into a few higher level details. Most of the technical details we'll deal with in additional modules to this course.