HTTP Status Codes in ASP.NET Web API - A Guided Tour

Good morning everyone, and welcome to the new HTTP Status Codes in ASP.NET Web API tour here at Exception Not Found! My name is Reggie, and I'll be your tour guide today. Those of you who have taken our Exception Handling tour, welcome back! For those of you who are new to our facility, thank you for visiting us. WikCon UK 2012 Science Museum tour 6 from Wikimedia, used under license First off, I'd like to introduce my brilliant... Read more >

Using HTTP Methods (GET, POST, PUT, etc.) in Web API

My group has been studying ASP.NET Web API for a major project we're working on, and part of learning about this tech stack is studying how HTTP works, which has been a nice refresher for us. A couple of my teammates asked me to clarify the HTTP Methods (e.g. GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, etc) we were going to use for specific actions, and I wanted to learn more about them. Hence, this post. Come along with us as... Read more >

HTTP 418 I'm A Teapot - Just A Joke, Or Something More?

I stumbled across an interesting StackOverflow thread earlier this week. I had to read it a few times to notice what bothered me: it turns out that there is a status code for HTTP 418 "I'm a teapot". Why in the world would HTTP need such a status code? I'd never heard of this before, and it got me wondering: whoever thought this up, and why? Were they trying to make a point, or just having a little... Read more >