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Re-reading your post I wonder if you have misunderstood what the person asking you to do this work meant by MVP.
MVP can mean Model View Presenter or it can be Minimum Viable Product - I am going to put my bet on it being the latter.
I which case there will be Microsoft tutorials out there for how to create a WEB API REST service.
Where things get a bit tricky is the security side. You can usually knock up a basic REST service in a couple of hours.
Security considerations can add a bit of time to a project.
Thank you Guy for the pointer, I have been spending a lot of time researching and the best route i believe would be using WEB API is the solution but wondered whether choosing .net or core would make too much of a difference. I understand core is new and cross platform
As for .NET core it's not something I have experience with.
I would suggest not using it to begin with as it's probably worth getting something working with standard .NET and then if you really need to you can investigate porting it to core.
The reason I say this is because I am aware that core did require some workarounds in the past, which may now be fixed. You only really need to use core if you are not going to be hosting the API on a Windows server.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
To be honest, for REST I would advise .NET Standard or .NET Core as opposed to the old framework. It's faster, leaner, more likely to be supported and has some great enhancements in the way it takes care of HTTP lifetime.
So you go to the centre of the Catholic church at Easter and are astonished at the crowds
Mind you we did the same in Vietnam wanted to visit the mausoleum on their national day, the queues were kilometers long. Weird thing was the 5 star hotel concierge did not know if the place was going to be open or he was just pissing around with the tourist.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP