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5.0 out of 5 stars Expert opinion on nearly everything you need to know, 27 May 2010
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This review is from: Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0 (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) (Paperback)
Although this is about to superseded by the ASP.NET MVC version 2 book (currently scheduled for July), it's still worth getting your hands on now. Aside from the fact that it's written by a dream team of authors (and an editor who has been able to blend together their efforts seamlessly) it's remarkable comprehensive for such a small book.

The first 164 pages is taken up with an example project which puts into context many of the concepts expanded upon in the succeeding chapters. There is also a fair amount of content, including analysis of the relative merits, given over to developers who are coming from an existing ASP.NET (i.e. WebForms) background, which should ease any transition or evaluation of business case for MVC. Time is also given to complementary methodologies and technologies (e.g. TDD) as well as some of the nuts and bolts of the MVC framework.

What I particularly liked is that it's the sort of book that truly speaks to the professional developer, discussing many of the challenges faced along with practical tips on best practices. The chapter on security is excellent - it spends as much time on the ideological basis for security as it does on implementation guidelines. This is a book that can be handed to any reasonable intelligent developer and put into practice quickly. Highly recommended.
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