Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework Book Review
|This is the perfect book for the beginner and the advanced MVC developer. It is a one stop shop for learning the ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework.|
It starts out with a nice little sample application that will get beginners up to speed fast. It then covers the MVC Pattern in detail and how it relates to Domain-Driven Development, Repositories, Dependency Injection, and Automated Testing.
Next the is a chapter on the C# features a good MVC developer needs in their tool belt, as well as the Razor syntax. This chapter does a good job of introducing the Razor view engine.
Then there is a chapter on the essential tools MVC developers should understand. This chapter covers Ninject, Unit Testing and Moq.
In the next 3 chapters the authors take you through building a real application. Everything is included from the views to the repository (using Entity Framework 4.1), to the database. They also include the unit tests. The application is a complete store front and an administration site.
The next part of the book includes details on individual features of the ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework. It includes chapters on URLs, Routing & Areas, Controllers & Actions, Filters, Controller Extensibility, Views, Model Templates, Model Binding, Model Validation, Unobtrusive Ajax, and jQuery.
The last part of the book has chapters on Security, Authentication & Authorization, Deployment.
I like that the authors show you how to take advantage of the tools available in Visual Studio 2010 to help get you as productive as possible.
This is a very well rounded book. It covers everything a .NET Architect and Developer needs to know to build real world applications.
The downloadable code is very well organized and appears usable. It is seperated into chapters and then into topics with in the chapters. It looks really nice, but most of it does not run so that is a ding to the book.
All in all I highly recommend this book for anyone moving into the ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework world.
Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework