Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework

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Apress, May 4, 2009 - Computers - 550 pages
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Steven Sanderson has seen the ASP.NET MVC framework mature from the start, so his experience, combined with comprehensive coverage of all its features, including those in the official MVC development toolkit, offers the clearest understanding of how this exciting framework could improve your coding efficiency—and you’ll gain invaluable awareness of security, deployment, and interoperability challenges.

The ASP.NET MVC Framework is the evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET web platform. It introduced a radical high–productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test–driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET 3.5.

An integral benefit of this book is that the core Model–View–Controller architectural concepts are not simply explained or discussed in isolation, but demonstrated in action. You’ll work through an extended tutorial to create a working e–commerce web application that combines ASP.NET MVC with the latest C# 3.0 language features and unit–testing best practices. By gaining this invaluable, practical experience, you can discover MVCs strengths and weaknesses for yourself—and put your best learned theory into practice.

What you’ll learn
  • Gain a solid architectural background to ASP.NET MVC, including Model–View–Controller and REST concepts.
  • Explore the ASP.NET MVC framework with detailed coverage of all aspects of the framework and the official MVC development toolkit.
  • See how it works with test–driven development in action.
  • Capitalize on your existing knowledge quickly and easily through translation and comparison of features in classic ASP.NET to those in ASP.NET MVC.
  • Learn about security and deployment issues, including IIS 7.0.
Who this book is for

This book is for web developers with a basic knowledge of ASP.NET and C# who want, or need, to start using the ASP.NET MVC framework.

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Review: Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework

User Review  - Glenn - Goodreads

Adam clearly has a lot of experience with MVC. His prior book on MVC 2 had some great code for writing "wizard" pages which I wish he had kept for this edition. This book is still full of great code and insight into using the technology. Read full review

Review: Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework

User Review  - Ben Rand - Goodreads

I especially liked the first half of the book and the emphasis the authors placed on testing. Finally a book that demonstrates the way to do it, rather than just saying, "and of course you'd want to ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

After a childhood spent at the computer, Steven Sanderson started web development in 1996, first using Perl and later adopting PHP. His last five years of professional experience have focused on ASP.NET, learning what works and what works better, and experiencing a developer's life everywhere from an investment bank to a five-person Internet startup. Steven has led Red Gate's web development team, and spends his free time blogging and keeping up to speed with the latest technology developments. He's followed the ASP.NET MVC framework since its inception and frequently participates in online discussions with its core developers at Microsoft.