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Learn how to build real-world applications with the ASP.NET MVC framework, using powerful architecture patterns, and modern web technologies such as HTML 5 and jQuery. With this hands-on guide, you’ll gain a complete understanding of this framework with examples that demonstrate how various ASP.NET MVC 4 features work. You’ll also get valuable code examples that you can directly apply to your own projects.

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Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 rating Based on 8 Ratings

"What a mess" - by Another Reader on 23-FEB-2013
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The authors do try and help, but they simply do a poor job of addressing both the audience of new users (who will be totally confused by the lack of clear statements of convention) and existing users who will find much information repeated among the advanced information regarding good, extensible MVC design. Decided which version you want to make!
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"no red line" - by The Reader on 18-FEB-2013
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I tried to read it, but it's chaotic.
In no way you can learn MVC with this.
It start explaining the pros of the MVC architecture.
Then suddenly you have to write your code, but there is no hint, what you have to write and what not like in a Microsoft Press book.
Especially if you have to do something and want later on to have a look, if you maybe have forgotten something, it's very difficult because there is even missing a Step1, Step2 and so on for the instructions.
Very bad and in no way a book I want to read to the end.

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"For advanced readers already familiar with MS MVC" - by Anonymous on 20-OCT-2012
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There is a ton of information here, and I am always mindful of the effort to create a detailed technical book, especially one of collaboration between good developers.

However this work really should have been scrubbed down better by a good technical editor, taking the role of learner.  So may I propose that for a future version of this?

Given that there is a lot of useful, advanced information in the book, I would recommend it as a second or third read among other books on the subject that are better in this class for those not already familiar with the fundamentals.

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