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 book
- The various toolsets and technologies that complement MVC, such as SubSonic, LINQ, jQuery, and REST
- The structure of a standard ASP.NET MVC application
- Advanced routing strategies as well as advanced techniques for extending the framework
- The difference between ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Web Forms and how to share data between the two
- How to secure your ASP.NET MVC application
Who 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.
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About the Author
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.