Creating a self-hosted OData Web API service

Some time ago Microsoft has introduced the ASP.NET Web API framework. It's a framework you can use to create your own RESTful services. It's much like WCF Data Services or WCF RIA Services, but a lot easier to use (IMO). I've never liked the WCF-stack much, probably because configuring it always posed to be a hassle. Using the Web API framework is much easier and you have to configure a lot less, or at least I haven't found all of the configurable options yet. Read more →