Additional resources for learning about ASP.NET Web API

  1. .NET Web Development and Tools Blog

    Your official information source from the .NET Web Development and Tools group at Microsoft.

  2. Brad Wilson's Blog

    Brad Wilson is a former developer for the ASP.NET team.

  3. Henrik's Blog

    Henrik F. Nielsen is the ASP.NET Web API architect and co-author of the HTTP specification.

  4. Hongmei's Blog

    HongMei Ge is a Senior Development Lead at Microsoft.

  5. Kiran's Blog

    Kiran Challa is a software developer at Microsoft.

  6. Mike Stall's Blog

    Mike is a developer on VS Languages, and former developer for on .NET Runtime (CLR) focusing on debugging services.

  7. Yao's Blog

    Yao Huang Lin is a developer on the ASP.NET Web API team.

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Web API Books

Microsoft's Jon Galloway recommends these books for learning ASP.NET MVC:



by Tugberk Ugurlu, Alexander Zeitler

Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET

Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET

by Glenn Block, Pablo Cibraro, Pedro Felix, Howard Dierking, Darrel Miller

ASP.NET MVC 4 and the Web API: Building a REST Service from Start to Finish

ASP.NET MVC 4 and the Web API: Building a REST Service from Start to Finish

by Jamie Kurtz