Building Distributed Applications with Web API By James Bender

I was able to attend James Bender’s talk on WebAPI today. Here’s the meeting details:

Topic: Building Distributed Applications with Web API By James Bender

Description: Distributed computing is a reality that most developers have to deal with these days. The mobile form factor is huge! While the platforms (iOS, Android, Windows 8) are radically different, the method of delivering data to applications on these devices doesn’t have to be. How do you create one set of back-end services that can provide and consume data from all three of these platforms? Companies have realized that one of their most valuable assets is their data. But how can that data quickly and easily be put in the hands of the people who can utilize it? The answer to both of these questions can be found in RESTful web services. In this session you learn how REST services work, where their interoperability comes from and how to quickly build your own rest services using Microsoft’s ASP.NET Web API framework.

Bio: James has been involved in software development and architecture for 18 years. He has worked as a developer and architect on everything from small, single-user applications to Enterprise-scale, multi-user systems.  His specialties are .NET development and architecture, TDD, SOA, WCF, Web Development, cloud computing, and agile development methodologies. He is an experienced mentor and author. James is a Microsoft MVP and former President of the Central Ohio .NET Developers Group.  James’ book “Professional Test Driven Development with C#: Developing Real World Applications with TDD” was released in May of 2011. His second book “JavaScript and HTML 5 for Windows 8 Development” will be available soon.

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Location: DeVry University
Room 115
4141 Rockside Road
Seven Hills, Ohio  44131

Contact: Sam Nasr, 440-832-0615.
Please use this number for any questions or last minute
directions, if needed. It will be available until the start of the meeting.

Cost: Free (Open to the public).   Feel free to invite a friend!

Prizes: Books, software, and T-Shirts courtesy of

Refreshments: Food and drinks courtesy of

Networking: Feel free to join us afterwards at Mavis Winkle’s (Independence) for some refreshments while talking shop and socializing.

RSVP: Please register at

I was able to video tape seven videos from the event.. here they in order from my youtube channel:

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