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Overview

The ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft's ASP.NET web platform. It provides a radically new high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET 4.

In this, the third edition, the core model-view-controller (MVC) architectural concepts are not simply explained or discussed in isolation, but are demonstrated in action. You'll work through an extended tutorial to create a working e-commerce web application that combines ASP.NET MVC with the latest C# language features and unit-testing best practices. By gaining this invaluable, practical experience, you'll discover MVC's strengths and weaknesses for yourself—and put your best-learned theory into practice.

The book's authors, Steve Sanderson and Adam Freeman, have both watched the growth of ASP.NET MVC since its first release. Steve is a well known blogger on the MVC Framework and a member of the Microsoft Web Platform and Tools team. Adam started designing and building web applications 15 years ago and has been responsible for some of the world's largest and most ambitious projects. You can be sure you are in safe hands.

What you'll learn

  • Gain a solid architectural understanding of ASP.NET MVC 3, including basic MVC

  • Explore the entire ASP.NET MVC Framework

  • See how MVC and test-driven development work in action

  • Capitalize on your existing knowledge quickly and easily through comparison of features in classic ASP.NET to those in ASP.NET MVC

  • Learn about the latest security and deployment issues, including those related to IIS 7

Who this book is for

This book is for web developers with a basic knowledge of ASP.NET and C# who want (or need) to start using the new ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework.

Subscriber Reviews

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating Based on 20 Ratings

"Must read" - by Yavuz Tor on 17-JAN-2013
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This book has plenty of examples and best practices. It covers everything about MVC. All examples follow the best practices. An excellent resource!
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"just an OK read" - by Anonymous on 22-AUG-2012
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There are a couple of chapters that are quite good from this book in the 2nd section. But in general, it talks too much about unrelated things, without providing much depth into MVC. It's just an OK read, worth a quick browsing through and that's about it.
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"Excellent!" - by SaaSDev on 26-JUN-2012
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Straightforward, easy to read.  Very happy.  :)
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"Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework, 3rd Edtion" - by Mitchell Harris on 05-APR-2013
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This book is really well written. Most of my questions are immediately answered in-text. It is at the correct level for experienced web programmers that have never used the MVC framework before.
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"Awesome" - by nootn on 29-NOV-2011
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Such a good book, I really liked the structure and it covered everything I need to know.  Some real-world tips too, not just theory and showing how to do stuff.
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