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Chapter 1: The Model-View-Controller Pattern.
Chapter 2: ASP.NET WebForms vs. ASP.NET MVC.
Chapter 3: Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC.
Chapter 4: The Model.
Chapter 5: The Controller.
Chapter 6: The View.
Chapter 7: Routing.
Chapter 8: Unit Testing Concepts.
Chapter 9: Testing ASP.NET MVC Applications.
Chapter 10: Components.
Chapter 11: Action Filters.
Chapter 12: AJAX.
Chapter 13: Deployment.
Chapter 14: Leveraging ASP.NET WebForm Features.
Chapter 15: Authentication and Authorization.
Chapter 16: Extending ASP.NET MVC.
Chapter 17: Migrating from ASP.NET WebForms.
Chapter 18: Case Study 1.
Chapter 19: Case Study 2.
Appendix A: Resources.
Appendix B: Exercise Solutions.
Posted June 29, 2010
The book in my perspective is a good overview of the Model, View , Controller aspect. When reading the beginning intro, it gave me an impression that people who knew ASP.NET and C# could delve directly into coding. Without reading much and copying the code and trying to get it to work, is a wrong approach to begin with this book. The text around the code is important, otherwise understanding the book will be minimal.
The transitioning of chapters has been done well, it will give you a good understanding of the MVC framework and how each components work with each other.The book is a good read but not the best to learn advanced ASP.NET MVC. In order to learn advanced concepts, I don't think this book has very many examples to lead you into more higher level of coding.
When thinking back to the details of the book, the part which attracted me the most was where they presented the highlighted code and its explanation. It also goes into details of developing simple web applications with ASP.NET MVC. The chapter about leveraging the ASP.NET Webform features was also useful. Also, the different ways of data manipulation using LINQ to SQL, LINK to XML ,ADO.NET plus the chapter for testing an MVC application was very informative. Overall, the content of the book has been written in a simplistic manner, which makes this a good book for beginners who would like to explore the MVC world.
Posted April 8, 2010
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know about ASP.NET MVC.
This book is more oriented towards the ASP.NET WebForms programmer who are trying to make the transition to
ASP.NET MVC way of programming. Having said that anyone - even those who have not done ASP.NET WebForms
programming - can understand the concept and can get going. The book explains things gradually step by step so
that any body can understand it. The book also contains "Try it out" sessions where the sources are given
first and then explained later by highlighted code. The highlighted code reinforce the new concepts we just
got introduced to. The book also provides exercises to do at the end of each chapter and the solutions are
provided in Appendix B in case you are struck with your solution. In short this book covers everything a MVC
beginner programmer needs to know.
Sometimes I wish the authors are precise and not very eloborate - but I guess the authors wanted to make sure
that the beginner gets the concepts right and so were very eloborate.