Jon Flanders

Areas of Expertise:

  • .NET
  • WCF
  • WF
  • Oslo
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Jon is a member of the technical staff at Pluralsight, where he focuses on connected systems technologies. Jon is most at home spelunking, trying to figure out how things work from the inside out. Jon is the author of RESTful.NET from O'Reilly,as well as Essential ASP for Addison-Wesley, and was a co-author of Mastering Visual Studio.NET for O'Reilly. Jon's current major interest is helping people to understand the advantages of REST, but he sees a bright future for modeling as a way to build complex systems. You can read his blog at

by Jon Flanders
November 2008
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

Mastering Visual Studio .NET Mastering Visual Studio .NET
by Ian Griffiths, Jon Flanders, Chris Sells
March 2003
Print: $39.95
Ebook: $31.99

"Jon Flanders has done an excellent job removing any ambiguities about building and consuming RESTful services...After reading it, I feel that while this book is probably intended for an audience of intermediate developers, even the most experienced developers will benefit by reading this book. Developers who work in mixed environments, .NET & open source, will find this book of particular interest."
--Michael Duncan,

"Good introduction to REST. "
--Mike James, Visual Systems Journal, July/August 2009

"Microsoft's WCF added explicit REST support a while ago, and Jon's book is the best introduction I've seen to building RESTful services in .NET. Full disclosure: I wrote the foreword to this book, and I was really happy to do it. Jon is just great at what he does."
--David Chappell, Principal of Chappell & Associates, Opinari

"...highly recommended if you are a Windows Web programmer and have a growing interest in REST."
--Aspi Havewala, Blogcritics Magazine

"This most excellent book will help you learn the ways of REST. More importantly, it will show you how to apply them when developing applications and services using .NET and WCF. "
--John R. Vacca,

"In Jon's typical style, he dives right into the meat of the WCF 3.5 REST programming model and doesn't waste much time recovering the basics. This is a great WCF-specific companion to O'Reilly's RESTful Web Services book. And I love the form factor. Definitely a must have for .NET developers moving towards REST."
--Aaron Skonnard, Pluralsight Blogs