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Expert ASP.NET Web API 2 for MVC Developers by Adam Freeman

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CHAPTER 3

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Essential Techniques

As I explained in Chapter 1, this book is targeted at MVC framework developers, which means you already know C# and key components such as Razor and action results. In this chapter, I provide a quick primer for three topics that you may not be as familiar with: using C# async methods, making Ajax requests using jQuery, and using the Knockout library. Understanding all three will help you get the most from this book.

Asynchronous methods are important in Web API development, especially once you go beyond creating action methods and start to customize the way that requests are processed using the techniques I describe ...

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