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ASP.Net MVC Framework Preview (FirstPress) [Paperback]

Steve Sanderson

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1 Aug 2008 1430216468 978-1430216469 1
The ASP.NET MVC framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft's ASP.NET web platform. It introduces a radical high--productivity programming model, promotes cleaner code architecture, supports test--driven development, and provides powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET 3.5. ASP.NET MVC Framework Preview is a first look at this technology's main features, designed to give you a head start getting to grips with this powerful new technology. What you'll learn * A solid architectural background to ASP.NET MVC, including Model--View--Controller and REST concepts 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 framework. Table of Contents * What's the Big Idea * Your First ASP.NET MVC Application * Architecture

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5.0 out of 5 stars SHORT!!! 24 Jan 2009
By Andriy Drozdyuk - Published on
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The first 60 pages were like a roller coaster ride! I knew the end was near but i wanted more.
The last pages which are not directly about MVC framework, are still fascinating. LINQ is explained gradually as an evolution of c#. I would like to have a C# book by Steven.

I wish a better alternative to data modeling emerges, as the current xml or decorate-your-code-with-junk approaches don't seem very elegant to me (compare to model classes in Django for example).

Overall I like the writer's style (especially accuracy and attention to detail) and am looking forward to the Pro book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ASP.NET MVC Framework Preview 24 April 2009
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I never liked ASP.NET. Coming from Classic ASP and HTML and JavaScript, not to mention C and Assembly, I like to be a little closer to the machine, where life makes sense. I like to write my own code and I like neat code, including HTML markup. ViewState made me crazy. <asp:blah> made me nuts. I rebelled at giving up the clean and simple ASP environment just so some thick client Visual Studio developers who've never seen an <HTML> tag could move more comfortably to web development. The attempt to hide the fact that HTTP was stateless seemed to me an effort to shove a square peg into a round hole.

Or at least that's my curmudgeonly opinion on a bad day. WebForms has some good stuff going for it, (I swooned when I dragged and dropped my first Treeview control), but I just couldn't get myself to embrace ASP.NET. So imagine my pleasant surprise when I picked up Steven Anderson's ASP.NET MVC Framework Preview. I couldn't keep reading I was so excited. And when I'd finished, I'd long put in my order for the Full Version. This book is incredible not just because I'm so excited about Framework MVC and it validated my thoughts about WebForms but also it's the best little book on architecture I've read. He covers Three-Tier, MVC, Domain Modeling, Interface polymorphism, loose coupling, Testing, Linq, data repositories, Inversion of Control and more and puts some of this in historical perspective. (No, I'm not Sanderson's mother.) There's another great architecture book by Dino Esposito and Andrea Saltarello from Microsoft Press, Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise, that I sort of used as a companion, along with others and the web, because this 119 page books just doesn't have the room for full explanations. It might be more accurate to say that I used Sanderson's book as a companion, because that's where I found some very clear explanations that could quickly bring a concept into focus for me. Other books that do have the room don't say it so well as Sanderson's does in a fraction of the space. At a friend's place I picked up a Domain Driven Design tome and after a half hour struggle to get through only a few pages I didn't have clue what the author was talking about. And after an hour long podcast on DDD, about all I got was that DDD was too "Zen" to really even talk about. Sanderson nails it in five pages.
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Presented 20 April 2013
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Book is well presented and very well written
I am big Steve Sanderson fan from his development in Knockout.JS as well
as his partial involvement in the development of Upshot.JS
Steve Sanderson is one of the foremost experts in the .NET arena today
4.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to ASP.NET MVC 8 May 2009
By V. Buraliev - Published on
I would like to say that this book is great introduction to ASP.NET MVC. Steven Sanderson has great and simple writing style which allows following content easily.
Great short and useful analysis of few software architectures comparing to MVC mentioning advantages and disadvantages.
Best to the Author of the book, and thanks for writing it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dmitry Fedorov 17 Jan 2009
By Dmitry Fedorov - Published on
This book is a good introduction into ASP.NET MVC for today. I'm using this technology for 3 months before reading and I found some new interesting points.
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