Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework

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Apress, Jun 26, 2011 - Computers - 852 pages
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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

Part 2
10. Overview of MVC projects
11. URLs, Routing & Areas
12. Controllers & Actions
13. Filters
14. Controller Extensibility
15. Views
16. Model Templates
17. Model Binding
18. Model Validation
19. Unobtrusive Ajax
20. jQuery

Part 3.
21. Security
22. Authentication & Authorization
23. Deployment

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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

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User Review  - Luigi Berrettini - Goodreads

MVC is a must for your web app and this book not only teaches you how to use this framework but also how to extend and customize it! Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Adam Freeman is an experienced IT professional who has held senior positions in a range of companies, most recently serving as chief technology officer and chief operating officer of a global bank. Now retired, he spends his time writing and long-distance running.

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.

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