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Designing RESTful Services with Web API

  • Feb 4, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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REST is an architectural style for building HTTP Web API services that is often misunderstood - many people claim to be building RESTful services but do not know the things they need to be doing to actually follow the REST architectural style. In this session, you will learn the fundamental architectural constraints that define REST and how you can implement those constraints using ASP.NET Web API. You'll learn what the benefits of REST are compared to other service architectural styles. And you’ll learn what things you need to do to implement the capabilities that all Web API services should do, such as focus on resources, representations, URIs, content-negotiation, HTTP verbs and headers and so on, as well as the concepts of hypermedia and media types and how they relate to RESTful services.


Brian Noyes is CTO and Architect at Solliance ( Brian is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, and specializes in rich client technologies including XAML and HTML 5, as well as building the services that back them with WCF and ASP.NET Web API. Brian has authored several books including Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Prism 4, Data Binding with Windows Forms 2.0, and Smart Client Deployment with ClickOnce. He publishes articles frequently in a variety of publications and speaks at conferences worldwide including Microsoft TechEd, DevConnections, DevIntersection, VSLive!, DevTeach and others. Brian got started programming as a hobby while flying F-14 Tomcats in the U.S. Navy, later turning his passion for software into his current career. You can follow Brian through his blog at and Twitter @briannoyes.


6:30pm - Doors open
7:00pm - News and announcements
7:10pm - Designing RESTful Services with Web API
8:30pm - Wrapped Up


Please RSVP to attend. We will be using the 5.00 fee to purchase Pizza. We will be checking RSVPs at the door.  We prefer you RSVP and pay online, if you must pay cash on site please email the organizer to RSVP.

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  • Roger W.

    HUGE turnout last night! I tried to meet everyone last night but did not get a chance, if anyone is interested on connecting on direct hire or Software engineering roles in the greater Seattle area please connect with me at [masked] or call[masked]

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation. I found it very informative. Thanks to all the people who helped put it together!

    February 5, 2013

  • Rich T.

    Brian delivered a really great session that gave a thorough description of the background & theory of REST and the practical applications of REST using ASP.NET WebAPI.

    February 5, 2013

  • Prem

    It was very informative!

    February 5, 2013

  • Matt S.

    That was a great presentation! Very knowledgeable presenter with great delivery of his content.

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was perhaps the best presentation of REST and WebAPI I have seen yet. It left me wanting to go and program my brains out on WebAPI with full REST coverage

    February 5, 2013

  • Roman I.

    excellent talk, the only problem is that the content is basic. It would be interesting to hear from such an expert more advanced topics. I'm particularly troubled with diagnostics of WebApi

    February 4, 2013

  • David R.

    That Brian Noyes talk deserved a standing ovation!

    February 4, 2013

  • Chris K.

    Email me if you need in

    February 4, 2013

  • Jesse B.

    How to get in to the building...?

    February 4, 2013

  • Sarah L.

    Wish I could make it but I have out of town company on Monday. If anyone out there is looking for work, one of my clients is looking to hire for a Web API project! (REST/WCF experience and just a knowlegde of Web API would also be fine.) For more details, please email [masked]

    January 29, 2013

  • Chris K.

    Sorry about that. It accidentally got set to 10 days prior. I reset it so RSVP can happen up until the even. We want as many folks as possible to come!

    January 26, 2013

  • sunny z.

    am I too late to come to the event?

    January 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Usually RSVPs are open until the day of the event... hopefully Chris Kinsman will respond...

      January 26, 2013

  • Satish N.

    RSVP is closed. Is there any chance for me to come to the event?

    January 25, 2013

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