Building First Web API with MVC 6

HTTP is not just for serving up web pages. It’s also a powerful platform for building APIs that expose services and data. HTTP is simple, flexible, and ubiquitous. Almost any platform that you can think of has an HTTP library, so HTTP services can reach a broad range of clients, including browsers, mobile devices, and traditional desktop apps.

 

Previous versions of ASP.NET included the Web API framework for creating web APIs. In ASP.NET 5, this functionality has been merged into the MVC 6 framework. Unifying the two frameworks makes it simpler to build apps that include both UI (HTML) and APIs, because now they share the same code base and pipeline.

http://docs.asp.net/projects/mvc/en/latest/getting-started/first-web-api.html

Localization in ASP.NET MVC

ASP.NET MVC was built on top of the ASP.NET runtime so all feature provided by ASP.NET can be used in MVC without any wheaks such as caching, session state and localization. In the traditional ASP.NET web form ages we were using the resource files to store the content of the application with different cultures and using the ResourceManager class to retrieve them which can be generated by Visual Studio automatically. In ASP.NET MVC they works well.

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