ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Quickly

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Quickly
Maarten Balliauw
16 Mar 2009
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The book walks through the main concepts of the MVC framework to help ASP.NET developers to move on to a higher level. It includes clear instructions and lots of code examples. It takes a simple approach, thereby allowing you to work with all facets of web application development: requirements, designing, testing, and deployment. This book is for ASP.NET developers who want a fast-paced guide to building powerful web applications using the ASP.NET MVC framework. All the code examples are in C#.

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.Net learner said

tried a few examples- v tough to follow and find out whats going on
there is no sequence of steps to follow as would be expected from the title-you be better off looking at another book for learning mvc

advantages- it give you some idea how it works but basically compared to the price and other packt publishing books this one doesn't hit the mark

for the price you pay- paying more didn't mean better quality

Simone Charetta said
This book is, as the title says, a quick overview (around 190 pages plus 50 pages of various appendixes, one of which is about his sample application CarTrackr) on all the aspects of the ASP.NET MVC 1.0 framework.

It starts with the usual "File>New Project" experience and then moves on to a quick overview of the different parts of the framework and the extensibility points that ASP.NET MVC has.

Then it goes more in detail, talking about the main actors (Controllers, Routing, Views) and explaining the some of the most important extensibility points (like custom ActionResults and ActionFilters), Ajax and finally talking about testing, deployment and how to mix classic ASP.NET WebForms with ASP.NET MVC.

What I liked: the chapter about Ajax: it covers the Ajax helper methods and the JsonResult. It performs the same tasks both using ASP.NET Ajax and jQuery: it was very nice to see the same thing implemented with the two techniques. I also really like the chapter about deployment which explains how to configure IIS6 to use ASP.NET MVC: unfortunately not everyone already migrated to IIS7 and this is very great information.

What I didn't like: This is more a personal taste than else, but I wouldn't talk about the possibility of using the Request object to read the querystring parameters: true, this is possible, but it's something that should be avoided. And I wouldn't use the Visual Studio UnitTest wizard to create the tests for my controllers.

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