Topic: REST

The ASP.NET WebAPI and its shortcomings

I managed some time to stab the new ASP.NET WebAPI, I have developed few Http API in the past solely on ASP.NET MVC instead of going through the WCF route. My goal was to check how much work I can delegate it to the new WebAPI instead of doing it myself. No, I am not going to show you some CRUD controller that does the basic stuffs, I take it for granted. Instead, I would show you something that is more realistic. The example that I am going to present a Contact resource that has id, first name, last name and a collection of associated addressed, still pretty basic stuff.