Some time ago I did a number of blog posts about the beta versions of the WCF Web API. As it turns out the WCF Web API team has moved into the ASP.NET team, a good thing as far as I am concerned, and as a result it is now called ASP.NET Web API. Now this is much more that just a name change. For starters there is very little of the WCF bits still involved, in fact when you use ASP.NET as a host none at all. As a result it takes on quite a few characteristics of ASP.NET MVC with convention over configuration. Quite a difference from WCF which is all about taking configuration to the max. In this blog post I am going to show how to get started with the ASP.NET Web API.  What is the ASP.NET Web API all about? The ASP.NET Web API is a framework build on top of the core ASP.NET engine for creating REST services. And REST services have become relatively popular as a result of the popularity of web and mobile applications where the traditional SOAP service are a bit to rigid and cumbersome to work with. Now this certainly doesn’t mean that SOAP services are going to disappear but we...