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RESTful Web Services Example using Web API

This restful web services tutorial for Software Developers who wants to learn and develop restful service for their application, I am just trying to make things simpler with some examples.

Why Restful so popular

Restful service has been so popular and widely accepted by all developers’ community for following reasons.

  • It easily allow to communicate different type of web applications that are built on various programming languages
  • There is no environment dependency; all application can reside in different type of system and still can exchange data
  • Without revealing internal mechanism security can be implemented easily

RESTful Key Characteristic

An architectural style called REST (Representational State Transfer)

  • Client-Server
  • Cacheable
  • Stateless
  • Layered
  • Uniform Interface
  • HTTP protocol is used

RESTful Service Methods

RESTful service is type of Web services that are lightweight, maintainable, and scalable in nature. Any service which is built on the REST architecture is called a RESTful service. REST service also works on HTTP protocol.

We learn how to create a REST Service with Asp.Net

  1. Get - This method is used to get a list of all objects (data)
  2. Post - This method is used for posting a new element to be added in database
  3. Put - This method is used for posting a element to be updated in database
  4. Delete - This is used to delete an element from database
  5. Security
  6. Testing Web API

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