In Visual Studio, ASP.NET MVC project template is designed for MVC pattern, but what about ASP.NET Web API project template?
I know that we can create API from MVC project, also we can build MVC app from Web API project.
But what if I use Web API project and return only data, not Views? What is the design pattern behind it? It does not consider to be a MVC anymore, becouse it doesn’t have View. Is it just a N-Tier architecture?