Building RESTful HTTP services using ASP.NET Web API

  • March 7, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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The consumers of our data and application logic are vast. They include internal and external consumers, web, mobile and traditional clients, and span many platforms, vendors and technologies. Providing API consumers RESTful HTTP services can help you reduce some of the pain associated with reaching this diverse set of consumers. ASP.NET Web API is a technology that helps reduces your pain when creating these RESTful services. In this session, Eric D. Boyd will walk through ASP.NET Web API and show you how you can use your existing ASP.NET MVC skills with to create RESTful services with ASP.NET Web API. From there, Eric will show you how you can take more advanced control with content negotiation, hypermedia, OData support, security and self-hosting your services.

What you will learn:

  • Overview of ASP.NET Web API
  • How to get started creating RESTful HTTP services using ASP.NET Web API
  • Advanced RESTful service scenarios using ASP.NET Web API

Speaker Bio

Eric D. Boyd is the Founder and CEO of responsiveX, a Windows Azure MVP, and a regular speaker at national conferences, regional code camps and local user groups. He is so passionate about apps and cloud services that he founded responsiveX (, a management and technology consultancy that helps customers create great web, mobile and client experiences, and these apps are often powered by cloud services. Eric launched his technology career almost two decades ago with a web development startup and has served in multiple roles since including developer, consultant,technology executive and business owner. You can find Eric blogging at and on Twitter at

THANK YOU to our Event Sponsors:

Echo Global Logistics

McCann Partners

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  • Tomasz S.

    Great meetup. Nicely organized and topic was very interesting.

    Because C# is not my first language (no pun intended) and I do not have extensive experience in it, I thought that maybe someday we could organize a meetup with several presenters at once. Goal would be to have several 10, 15 or 20 minute presentations of tips, tricks and "this is how it is done" sessions presented by volunteers from our own group. I am sure that I could learn much from others here and format like that would not overwhelm any single person. Let me know what you think.

    March 8, 2013

  • Andy A.

    Thanks everybody for such a great turnout for our first meeting! Eric gave an excellent presentation! I'll follow up with notes & references from last night and also details for next months meeting.

    March 8, 2013

  • Chip A.

    Thanks Andy & Eric!

    March 8, 2013

  • Dan R.

    I know Andy has asked about getting additional speakers for future meet ups. I do have access to a large network of .NET professionals and will be reaching out to a few that might be interested in presenting at future meet ups. If there are any specific topics of interest, please don't hesitate to post those here as I can try to indentify some .NET professionals that would be interested and qualified to speak in regards to those topics.

    March 8, 2013

  • Dan R.

    Great meeting, and great turnout last night. Thank you to Andy for setting this up, Eric for presenting, and Megan McCann for sponsoring and providing food and drinks!!

    March 8, 2013

  • Scot G.

    Great meeting last night. I learned a lot from Eric and the other attendees. Thanks for starting this up, Andy. It's a much easier commute for the .NETers in the city.

    March 8, 2013

    • Matt N.

      Agreed! Thanks Andy.

      March 8, 2013

  • Perry M.

    Great start.

    March 7, 2013

  • Neel B.

    I won't be able to make it tonight after all. I'm looking forward to the next one though!

    March 7, 2013

  • Brett D.

    Something came up at the last minute - sorry!

    March 7, 2013

  • Keith B.

    Unable to make it this evening.

    March 7, 2013

  • Jonathan B.

    Sadly, I will be in the suburbs for a seminar.

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be able to attend due to a previous engagement.

    March 5, 2013

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