The ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET 4.
In this third edition, the core model-view-controller (MVC) architectural concepts are not simply explained or discussed in isolation, but are 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# language features and unit-testing best practices. By gaining this invaluable, practical experience, you’ll discover MVC’s strengths and weaknesses for yourself—and put your best-learned theory into practice.
The book's authors Steve Sanderson and Adam Freeman have both watched the growth of ASP.NET MVC since its first release. Steve is a well-known blogger on the MVC Framework and a member of the Microsoft Web Platform and Tools team. Adam started designing and building web applications 15 years ago and has been responsible for some of the world's largest and most ambitious projects. You can be sure you are in safe hands.
What you’ll learn
- Gain a solid architectural understanding of ASP.NET MVC 3, including basic MVC
- Explore the entire ASP.NET MVC Framework
- See how MVC and test-driven development work in action
- Capitalize on your existing knowledge quickly and easily through comparison of features in classic ASP.NET to those in ASP.NET MVC
- Learn about the latest security and deployment issues, including those related to IIS 7
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 new ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework.
Table of ContentsPart 1
1. The Big Idea
2. Getting Ready
3. Your First MVC Application
4. The MVC Pattern
5. Essential Language Features
6. Essential Tools for MVC
7. SportsStore I – A Real Application
8. SportsStore II – Navigation & Cart
9. SportsStore III - Administration
10. Overview of MVC projects
11. URLs, Routing & Areas
12. Controllers & Actions
14. Controller Extensibility
16. Model Templates
17. Model Binding
18. Model Validation
19. Unobtrusive Ajax
22. Authentication & Authorization