Most of us, at one time or another, have built ASP.NET apps using one of the built-in templates. The advantages of this approach include having most everything you need wired up automatically, with less coding necessary to get a basic working app done. But there are downsides to the template approach, too, including the fact that the richest of the templates usually include scripts and styles that may go completely unused, and code that's not used really doesn't belong in your app. And if you've started from a template, it may be difficult to figure out what you can safely remove without breaking your app.
In this session, consultant G. Andrew Duthie will walk through creating a basic web app using ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET MVC, starting from a completely empty project, and adding just the pieces needed to get the app built. Along the way, you'll see how you can bring in the libraries you need, set up configuration, and more. Andrew will also discuss some differences to be aware of as you move from today's ASP.NET and Web API to ASP.NET vNext.