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Posted May 14, 2013
I find ¿Beginning¿ books work best if they take you through a pr
I find “Beginning” books work best if they take you through a project from start to finish. “Professional” books end up either being a reference book or a book then covers areas outside simple design. From the title it can be assumed that the book falls into the professional style.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The book covers a lot of MVC and does a good job. There chapters like Web API, Security and Unit Testing that could be a books by themselves. So though there is plenty of information in the chapters, there is a good deal more information that can be learned.
I found myself not reading cover to cover, but picking out chapters of interest and reading them.
With 441 pages, I think the book does a good job covering the subject matter.
Posted October 8, 2012
Good for Reference
Currently at version 4, Galloway, Haack, Wilson, and Allen (GHWA) do an excellent job at introducing the new features of the maturing ASP.NET MVC Framework.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
A good book, always introduces to the reader the path that led to the current state of affairs. In Chapter 1, GHWA takes the reader through an accelerated journey from MVC 1 through the current version, MVC 4. Along, the way GHWA addresses what has changed from version to version. Also in this Chapter, how to get started is explained as well as some helpful hints about Unit Testing. JQuery Mobile’s is introduced as well. Compared to other books, I appreciated the fact that the introduction was brief and to the point.
The next couple of chapters go over Controller’s, Views, and Models. One minor gripe I have is the fact that these chapters felt like the material was rushed to be presented. It was like being in college and the professor was providing information after information and leaving one to study for the rest of the week. However I can understand that if one has followed the MVC journey, most of the information has been covered numerous times.
Chapter 7 by Galloway, goes into Membership, Authorization, and Security. I skimmed through the first half of the chapter and read in detail about the security portion. Galloway titles this section, “Understanding the Security Vectors in a Web Application.” He talks about the threats and ways to mitigate them.
The chapter on Ajax, Chapter 8, was a treat for me. Allen did an excellent job going AJAX in MVC 4. Since the core of AJAX support comes from JQuery, Allen does a quick example of JQuery syntax, selectors and events. He then goes on how to use it within your application.
Overall I spent about a day and a half reading and studying this book and I loved every moment. I feel more secure in my attempt to use MVC 4 without hesitation. I recommend this book.