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Building Web Services with Microsoft Azure by Nikhil Sachdeva, Stephen Kaufman, Alex Belotserkovskiy

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Chapter 4. Developing a Web API for Mobile Apps

In the previous chapters we saw how easy it is to create and deploy a Web API using Microsoft Azure Websites. While Azure Websites is an excellent platform to deploy and manage the Web API, Microsoft Azure provides, however, another alternative in the form of Azure Mobile Services, which targets mobile application developers. In this chapter, we delve into the capabilities of Azure Mobile Services and how it provides a quick and easy development ecosystem to develop Web APIs that support mobile apps.

Azure Mobile Services

Mobile programming constitutes a different breed of application developers; unlike the traditional development paradigms, these developers want to focus more on their ideas than on ...

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