Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0

Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0

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This book begins with you working along as Scott Guthrie builds a complete ASP.NET MVC reference application. He begins NerdDinner by using the File->New Project menu command within Visual Studio to create a new ASP.NET MVC Application. You'll then incrementally add functionality and features. Along the way you'll cover how to create a database, build a model layer with business rule validations, implement listing/details data browsing, provide CRUD (Create, Update, Delete) data form entry support, implement efficient data paging, reuse UI using master pages and partials, secure the application using authentication and authorization, use AJAX to deliver dynamic updates and interactive map support, and implement automated unit testing. From there, the bulk of the rest of the book begins with the basic concepts around the model view controller pattern, including the little history and the state of the MVC on the web today. We'll then go into the ways that MVC is different from ASP.NET Web Forms. We'll explore the structure of a standard MVC application and see what you get out of the box. Next we dig deep into routing and see the role URLs play in your application.
We'll deep dive into controllers and views and see what role the Ajax plays in your applications. The last third of the book focuses entirely on advanced techniques and extending the framework. In some places, we assume that you're somewhat familiar with ASP.NET WebForms, at least peripherally. There are a lot of ASP.NET WebForms developers out there who are interested in ASP.NET MVC so there are a number of places in this book where we contrast the two technologies. Even if you're not already an ASP.NET developer, you might still find these sections interesting for context, as well as for your own edification as ASP.NET MVC may not be the web technology that you're looking for. It's worth noting, that ASP.NET MVC is not a replacement for ASP.NET Web Forms (aka just "ASP.NET"). Many web developers have been giving a lot of attention to other web frameworks out there (Ruby on Rails, Django) which have embraced the MVC (Model-View-Controller) application pattern, and if you're one of those developers, or even if you're just curious, this book is for you. MVC allows for (buzzword alert!) a "greater separation of concerns" between components in your application.
The book goes into the ramifications of this, but if it had to be said it in a quick sentence: ASP.NET MVC is ASP.NET Unplugged. ASP.NET MVC is a tinkerer's framework that gives you very fine-grained control over your HTML and Javascript, as well as complete control over the programmatic flow of your application.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 188 x 235 x 26mm | 664g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0470384611
  • 9780470384619
  • 694,088

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Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Includes Scott Guthrie's NerdDinner.com ASP.NET MVC Walkthrough Rob Conery, Scott Hanselman, Phil Haack, Scott Guthrie Updates, source code, and Wrox technical support at www.wrox.com
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The ASP.NET MVC framework is designed from the ground up with certain core principles in mind-extensibility, testability, and separation of concerns. The framework adds various conventions into the mix to help drive developers into the "Pit of Success," providing for a streamlined development experience that fits the way the web works.For developers who like to peel away layers of abstraction and get their hands closer to the metal, the ASP.NET MVC framework might be for you. For developers who are extremely particular about how their frameworks should be put together, ASP.NET MVC is also extremely extensible, allowing nearly any part of it to be customized or even swapped out entirely in favor of something that fits the developer's own tastes.Written by members of the ASP.NET team, expert Scott Guthrie starts you out with an end-to-end walk-through, showing you how to build an application. You can even share Scott Guthrie's NerdDinner.com chapter with your friends at http: //tinyurl.com/aspnetmvc. You'll then delve into basic concepts and the history of the Model-View-Controller (MVC), and quickly transition to learning how the ASP.NET MVC pattern implements those concepts.You'll explore controllers and views and examine the roles that AJAX and URLs play in your applications while the book demonstrates the myriad ways in which you can extend ASP.NET MVC. As you go through the book, you'll come to understand the mind-shift that is required when making the change from traditional ASP.NET Web Forms development to ASP.NET MVC and the many benefits that exist once that change is made.What you will learn from this bookThe various toolsets and technologies that complement MVC, such as SubSonic, LINQ, jQuery, and RESTThe structure of a standard ASP.NET MVC applicationAdvanced routing strategies as well as advanced techniques for extending the frameworkThe difference between ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web Forms and how to share data between the twoHow to secure your ASP.NET MVC applicationWho this book is for:
This book is for ASP.NET developers who want to employ separation of concerns, extensibility, and control over markup whenbuilding web applications. A firm understanding of ASP.NET development using C# is necessary.Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.Updates, source code, and Wrox technical support at www.wrox.com
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Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter 1: NerdDinner. Chapter 2: Model-View-Controller and ASP.NET. Chapter 3: ASP.NET > ASP.NET MVC. Chapter 4: Routes and URLs. Chapter 5: Controllers. Chapter 6: Views. Chapter 7: AJAX. Chapter 8: Filters. Chapter 9: Securing Your Application. Chapter 10: Test Driven Development with ASP.NET MVC. Chapter 11: Testable Design Patterns. Chapter 12: Best of Both Worlds: Web Forms and MVC . Index.
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Review quote

"...provides a good all round insight" (MikesDotNetting.com, July 27th 2009)
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About Rob Conery

Rob Conery works at Microsoft on the ASP.NET team. He is the creator of SubSonic and was the chief architect of the Commerce Starter Kit (a free, Open Source eCommerce platform for .NET). He lives in Kauai, Hawaii, with his wife and two daughters (Maddy and Ruby). Scott Guthrie is corporate vice president of Microsoft's .NET Developer Division, where he runs the development teams responsible for delivering Microsoft Visual Studio developer tools and Microsoft .NET Framework technologies for building client and Web applications. A founding member of the .NET project, Guthrie has played a key role in the design and development of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework since 1999. Guthrie is also responsible for Microsoft's web server platform and development tools teams. He has also more recently driven the development of Silverlight - a cross browser, cross platform plug-in for delivering next generation media experiences and rich Internet applications for the Web. Today, Guthrie directly manages the development teams that build the Common Language Runtime (CLR), ASP.NET, Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), IIS, Commerce Server, and the Visual Studio Tools for web, client, and Silverlight development. Guthrie graduated with a degree in computer science from Duke University. Phil Haack is a senior program manager with the ASP.NET team working on the ASP.NET MVC project. Prior to joining Microsoft, Phil worked as a product manager for a code search engine, a dev manager for an online gaming company, and a senior architect for a popular Spanish language television network, among other crazy pursuits. As a code junkie, Phil Haack loves to craft software. Not only does he enjoy writing software, but he also enjoys writing about software and software management on his blog, http://haacked.com. In his spare time, Phil contributes to various Open Source projects and is the founder of the Subtext blog engine project, which is undergoing a rewrite, using ASP.NET MVC, of course. Scott Hanselman works for Microsoft as a principal program manager in the Developer Division, aiming to spread the good word about developing software, most often on the Microsoft stack. Before this, he worked in eFinance for 6+ years and before that he was a principal consultant and a Microsoft Partner for nearly 7 years. He was also involved in a few things like the MVP and RD programs and will speak about computers (and other passions) whenever someone will listen to him. He blogs at www.hanselman.com and podcasts at www.hanselminutes.com and contributes to sites like www.asp.net, www.windowsclient.net, and www.silverlight.net. You can also fi nd him on Twitter, far too often.
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