ASP.NET Web API is the de facto framework for building HTTP-based services in the .NET ecosystem. With its WCF and MVC lineage, Web API brings to the table better architecture, easier configuration, increased testability, and as always, it's customizable from top to bottom. But to properly use Web API it is not enough to get familiar with its architecture and API, you also need to really understand what HTTP is all about. HTTP is the most common application layer protocol in the world, and yet, not many web developers are familiar with HTTP concepts such as of chunking, caching, and persisted connections. In this full-day tutorial, we will focus on designing and implementing HTTP-based services with ASP.NET Web API, and you will learn how to better use it to implement the features provided by HTTP.