Designing Pragmatic RESTFul APIs Using Asp.Net Web API v2.

Designing Pragmatic RESTFul APIs Using Asp.Net Web API v2 with Ely Lucas

Building a web based RESTful API for your application will help you reach multiple types of clients, from web browsers to mobile devices, and is a key component in today’s modern architectures.  However, there is a lot of confusion over what REST means, and if you should call your API RESTful or not.  During this talk, we will discuss what REST is and what it is not, and we will take an approach of designing a pragmatic API that will satisfy your business needs.  We will use ASP.Net Web API v2, a framework that makes it simple to build web services over HTTP.  Web API is now in its second release, and we will cover the basics as well as some of the new features introduced in the latest version.


5:45 - 6:00 - Food/Networking 
6:00 - 6:10 - Welcome & Announcements 
6:10-6:45 - Pre-Game show -None scheduled 
6:45-7:00 - Networking/Break 
7:00-8:30 - Main Presentation - Designing Pragmatic RESTFul APIs Using Asp.Net Web API v2 with Ely Lucas

* - If no Pre-game show talk is scheduled, we will start the main presentation at 6:15.

Ely Lucas is a web and mobile developer that works at Aspenware and helps clients create amazing software.  He is a Microsoft MVP in ASP.Net and is active in the local developer community.  Follow him on the Twitters @elylucas or the Blogs at

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  • Andy F.

    Shelly -- I believe the tool was Advanced REST Client.

    May 22, 2014

  • Shelly S.

    Agreed. Great timing for this talk. What was the name of the tool Ely was using to send/receive requests?

    May 21, 2014

  • Chris M.

    That was a great presentation. I especially appreciate you taking the time to write clean code and not just typical demo only code. I was able to apply a couple things you showed on my project current project.

    May 21, 2014

  • Matt M.

    I really appreciated this talk. Thanks!

    May 21, 2014

  • Donald L.

    Great talk!

    May 21, 2014

  • Dan V.

    If you're building APIs, be sure to check out Postman ( It will make your life much easier. Also, if you like WSDL-like metadata services for your APi, check out OData services, which provide all of that for you.

    May 21, 2014

  • Dan V.

    Great demo

    May 21, 2014

  • Brian G.

    Ely, Good timing for me on this topic. I am working on a REST-based web service using Data Transfer Objects to exchange data between Linq to SQL and EF databases. If your talk could touch on DTOs, that would be helpful. Thanks!

    May 19, 2014

  • Tim K.

    Right on time when I am moving from SharePoint Dev back to SOA world :)

    May 15, 2014

  • Craig Y.

    You must be inside my head. Great timing! Exactly what is going on with my current Sprint!

    May 12, 2014

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