Creating a RESTful Web Service Using ASP.Net MVC Part 24 – MVC 3 and More

February 7, 2011 22:23 by admin

Recently MVC 3 was released which is a good reason for me to update our RESTful web service framework. This latest version is compiled against ASP.Net MVC 3 and .Net 4. I have also taken the opportunity to introduce some new features that have either been requested or come out of actual implementations.


Creating a RESTful Web Service Using ASP.Net MVC Part 19 – Baking in Method and Content Type Overloading

December 20, 2009 14:08 by admin

A little while back I reviewed the Rest for ASP.NET MVC SDK that was released by Microsoft WCF team. I liked some of the ideas it contained so promised to bring some of those into our code. Well, I’ve finally started to do that.


HTTP Error 405 With ASP.Net MVC and HTTP PUT on IIS 7.5

November 27, 2009 21:11 by admin

I have been doing most of my ASP.Net MVC RESTful web service development on IIS6 or IIS7. Recently however, I tried it on Windows 7 RTM using IIS7.5. Using the “Classic .Net AppPool” everything worked great. Then I tried the “DefaultAppPool” (i.e. using Integrated Mode). Everything seemed fine… until I wanted to PUT a new resource and DELETE a resource.


Creating a RESTful Web Service Using ASP.Net MVC Part 18 – Tidying Up

November 23, 2009 22:38 by Admin

Over the last year I written a whole series of articles looking at creating a RESTful web service. For some time I’ve been meaning to tidy up the DLL that provides the RESTful functionality… and finally I’ve got round to it!


A RESTful Wizard Using ASP.Net MVC 2… using Data Annotations

September 18, 2009 00:39 by admin

In my last post I created a wizard using the basic ASP.Net MVC 1. That version of the wizard reduced the Controller’s knowledge of the View to the bare minimum required. In this post I want to try to get the same functionality using the Data Annotations Model Binder Sample. My hope was that using Data Annotations, rather than hand crafted validation, would reduce the need for the controller to understand the details of the model.


A RESTful Wizard Using ASP.Net MVC… Perhaps?

September 16, 2009 00:56 by admin

Over the last few weeks I have been creating a new web site using ASP.Net MVC. One area I was unsure as to how to approach was account registration. The default project creates a simple account registration page, but I wanted something more complex… more like a wizard.


Creating a RESTful Web Service Using ASP.Net MVC Part 17 – Reviewing the Rest for ASP.NET MVC SDK

September 5, 2009 00:37 by admin

A few days ago, a Rest for ASP.NET MVC SDK was released by the WCF team onto CodePlex. I spotted this very low key release after it was mentioned on Phil Haack’s blog. He asks for feedback on the ideas in the SDK and samples, as many of them are being considered for future releases of the main ASP.Net MVC. So after an initial tyre kicking, I thought I’d look at how hard it would be to migrate my web service to this SDK, what would be the benefits and would I have to make any compromises.


Creating a RESTful Web Service Using ASP.Net MVC Part 15 – Adding Connectedness to JSON

January 25, 2009 01:29 by admin

At the end of my last post about adding connectedness to our web service I had added support for XHTML and XML representations. This allowed us to inject URIs into the representation without changing our Model classes. This was relatively simple because, for those representations, we had stuck to the principle introduced in Multiple Representations of having a transformation layer between internal and external representations of our entities. In this post I want to tackle JSON representations.


Creating a RESTful Web Service Using ASP.Net MVC Part 14 – Connectedness

December 31, 2008 15:33 by admin

In their book RESTful Web Services, Leonard Richardson and Sam Ruby take Roy Fielding’s phrase ”hypermedia as the engine of application state” and explain that it means that the responsibility for tracking and changing application state lies with the client rather than the server. The server indicates how the client can change the application state by providing URIs that point to other possible states. The phrase they prefer to use in place of Roy Fielding’s phrase is “Connectedness.”


Configuring Windows XP to Allow Non-Administrators to Debug ASP.Net

December 18, 2008 23:43 by Admin

Just a quick post after I’ve spent a merry afternoon trying to configure a Windows XP machine to allow a developer, who hasn’t got Local Administrator rights, to debug an ASP.Net application. This is a subject covered elsewhere including on the MSDN site.