Visual Studio provides an option for web applications called ASP.NET Web API. This is a technology designed to make it easy to build HTTP-based solutions that follow the commonly accepted conventions for REST APIs. You can choose a Web API template or select the references when you create a new web project from within visual studio. Recently I led a course for Web API Design at Microsoft Virtual Academy and through a series of modules provided tips, tricks, and best practices and demonstrated how to leverage Web API to build REST-based se
Visual Studio Online (VSO) is a great solution for application lifecycle management. VSO is more than just a source code repository. It can manage the entire lifecycle of a product from requirements through testing and deployment. With built-in collaboration tools, real-time dashboards for transparency, tools to plan and execute sprints, and collaborative chat rooms, it is a comprehensive solution that for some shops may not cost anything at all (the first five licenses are free and you can add an unlimited number of users with existing MSDN subscriptions).