The Anatomy of ASP.NET Web API
This chapter isn’t meant to be read right away. Instead, it contains a number of tables that you can refer to as you read through the chapters that follow. ASP.NET Web API uses a completely different set of namespaces and types than the ones you are familiar with in the MVC framework, and keeping track of which class or interface is responsible for a feature or behavior can be difficult, especially when you start working on your own Web API projects.
Understanding the Web API Namespaces and Types
Web API and the MVC framework share a common heritage and a common design philosophy, but for every important ...