Microsoft’s ASP.NET Web API simplifies data delivery through HTTP, making it a great platform for building RESTful applications. With ASP.NET Web API Succinctly, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the technology so that you can start building services in no time.
Free ASP.NET Books
25 Secrets for Faster ASP.NET Applications includes the tips and tricks recommended by some of the smartest minds in the ASP.NET communuity.
Download ASP.NET Web Deployment using Visual Studio Step-by-Step, by Tom Dykstra, in PDF, MOBI and EPUB formats or read online.
Download this free eBook from Red Gate Software: “50 Ways to Avoid, Find and Fix ASP.NET Performance Issues” which contains 50 tips from the ASP.NET and SQL Server communities for boosting performance in your ASP.NET app.
Free eBook from Microsoft: “The Entity Framework 4.0 and ASP.NET Web Forms: Getting Started”, by Tom Dykstra, is available in pdf, ePub, mobi formats and online.
O’Reilly Media has released “Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET: Harnessing the power of the web”, by members of Microsoft’s Web API team, on Open Feedback Publishing System.
“Intro to ASP.NET MVC 4 with Visual Studio” will teach you the basics of building an ASP.NET MVC Web application using Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Web, which is a free version of Microsoft Visual Studio.
With “ASP.NET MVC 4 Mobile Websites Succinctly” by Lyle Luppes, developers currently using ASP.NET and MVC 3 can make the move to MVC 4 with minimal effort. Complete with downloadable code samples, a walkthrough of features new to MVC 4, and even a few tips for MVC 3 mobile development.
This online book gives you an overview of ASP.NET Web Pages (version 2) and Razor syntax, a lightweight framework for creating dynamic websites. It also introduces WebMatrix, a tool for creating pages and sites.
“Programming ASP.NET MVC 4: Developing Real-World Web Applications with ASP.NET MVC” is a “in-progress” book which you can read online for free from O’Reilly Media’s Open Feedback Publishing System.