ASP.NET Web API and HTTP Range Requests (Link)

Posted the blog ASP.NET Web API and HTTP Byte Range Support on the .NET Web Development and Tools Blog explaining how to support HTTP Range requests with ASP.NET Web API. Henrik

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An ASP.NET Open Source How-To Decoder Ring (Link)

Posted the blog An ASP.NET Open Source How-To Decoder Ring on the .NET Web Development and Tools Blog explaining how to get started with ASP.NET and Open Source development by using the latest nightly drops, compiling it yourself, or creating pull requests. Have fun! Henrik

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Getting Started With ASP.NET Web Stack Source on CodePlex

Note: Updated instructions to target Visual Studio 2012. While you can still use Visual Studio 2010 there are big advantages to using VS 2012. Note: Please also check out the documentation on Codeplex for how to build. As you probably know by now, ASP.NET MVC, Web Pages, Web API is now all open source (if…

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ASP.NET Web API Released and a Preview of What’s Next

Today we announced the release of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 which of course includes ASP.NET Web API. There is a ton of new features in VS 2012 and I highly recommend checking out the videos by Scott Hanselman demonstrating a broad set of features of VS 2012 and .NET 4.5. In addition to…

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ASP.NET Web API Samples on Codeplex

Here’s how to get up and running with the ASP.NET Web API and HttpClient samples that you can find in our samples repository on aspnet.codeplex.com. For a list of the samples please see List of ASP.NET Web API and HttpClient Samples as well as our list of samples on www.asp.net. Prerequisites The samples are split…

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HttpClient, HttpClientHandler, and WebRequestHandler Explained

In two previous blogs I describe how to use HttpClient as well as how to use the HttpMessageHandler pipeline. What we haven’t done explicitly is showing when and how to use HttpClient, HttpClientHandler, and WebRequestHandler. This is the purpose of this blog. The first thing to remember is that HttpClient uses the HttpMessageHandler pipeline for…

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Performance Implications of Bundling and Minification on Web Browsing

In this blog we analyze the impact of bundling, minification, compression, and pipelining on HTTP performance and in particular the impact on traditional browser scenarios. First we look at the impact of bundling and minification on the content in terms of size. Then we look at the impact of bundling and minification on download and…

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ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Web Pages RC NuGet Packages

The official ASP.NET Web Stack RC NuGet packages are now available on NuGet. If you are new to NuGet then it is a Visual Studio extension that makes it easy to add, remove, and update libraries and tools in Visual Studio projects (check out the NuGet overview). NuGet Packages Microsoft ASP.NET Web API (RC) —…

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