An alternative to the WCF, ASP.NET MVC, and ASP.NET Web API frameworks is the open-source ServiceStack framework.
In addition to many other features, it offers object-relational mapping, REST and SOAP endpoints, autoconfiguration of data formats, inversion of control containers, and many more. You may quickly understand why so many web developers rely on ServiceStack by building and deploying a straightforward order management system using Zoran Maksimovic's book, ServiceStack Succinctly.
This book is a straightforward instruction manual full of useful recipes that give detailed instructions on how to build reliable online services.
This book is for you if you're a.NET developer searching for an easier approach to creating services. It will demonstrate how to create APIs that are quick to develop, easy to maintain, and enjoyable to use, from the database to the client and everything in between.