ASP.NET Web API is a framework that makes it easy to build HTTP services that reach a broad range of clients, including browsers and mobile devices. ASP.NET Web API is an ideal platform for building RESTful applications on the .NET Framework.

Tutorials and samples for ASP.NET Web API can be found at

We suggest the following documentation to help you learn about ASP.NET Web API.

Getting Started with ASP.NET Web API 2

Working with Data and Entity Framework (EF)

Using OData with ASP.NET Web API

Understanding Routing

Extensibility in the Web API Pipeline

Securing Web API Applications

Web API and Windows Azure

Web API Source Code