Last post May 28, 2014 11:57 AM by Rion Williams
May 28, 2014 11:51 AM|gaddamraju4u|LINK
Hi i am new to asp.net
i know that
1. web api is used to build http services like provide data .
2. http also used to provide sevices like provide data ,
Then my question is
WHAT IS USE OF WEB API THEN HTTP IS ALREADY THERE ?
May 28, 2014 11:57 AM|Rion Williams|LINK
Web API is a framework for building HTTP services that can be consume by a broad range of clients including browsers, mobiles, iphone and tablets and it can also function as a platform for building stand-alone web services.
If you want to provide a very robust interface that allows your users to access specific things about your application via different devices (such as phones, tablets, mobile devices and desktops), then Web API is probably something you would
be interested in. It basically eliminates the need for individual configuration for different types of targets and environments (which you would likely have to do if you were using stand-alone HTTP requests).
You might want to consider reading through the following discussion for a bit more information :