Programming ASP.NET MVC 4: Developing Real-World Web Applications with ASP.NET MVC

Programming ASP.NET MVC 4: Developing Real-World Web Applications with ASP.NET MVC


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Get up and running with ASP.NET MVC 4, and learn how to build modern server-side web applications. This guide helps you understand how the framework performs, and shows you how to use various features to solve many real-world development scenarios you’re likely to face. In the process, you’ll learn how to work with HTML, JavaScript, the Entity Framework, and other web technologies.

You’ll start by learning core concepts such as the Model-View-Controller architectural pattern, and then work your way toward advanced topics. The authors demonstrate ASP.NET MVC 4 best practices and techniques by building a sample online auction site ("EBuy") throughout the book.

  • Learn the similarities between ASP.NET MVC 4 and Web Forms
  • Use Entity Framework to create and maintain an application database
  • Create rich web applications, using jQuery for client-side development
  • Incorporate AJAX techniques into your web applications
  • Learn how to create and expose ASP.NET Web API services
  • Deliver a rich and consistent experience for mobile devices
  • Apply techniques for error handling, automated testing, and build automation
  • Use various options to deploy your ASP.NET MVC 4 application

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449320317
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/08/2012
Pages: 471
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jess Chadwick is an independent software consultant specializing in web technologies. He has over a decade of development experience ranging from embedded devices in start-ups to enterprise-scale web farms at Fortune 500s. He is an ASPInsider, Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET and is an avid community member, frequently delivering technical presentations as well as leading the NJDOTNET Central New Jersey .NET user group. Jess lives in the Philadelphia, PA area with his wonderful wife, baby daughter, and black lab.

Todd Snyder is a Software Architect, Consultant and Speaker who specialized in N-Tier and Web Application development on the Microsoft Platform, he has over 18+ years experiences and currently works At Infragistics as a Principal Consultant helping customers achieve success.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Up and Running

    • Chapter 1: Fundamentals of ASP.NET MVC

    • Chapter 2: ASP.NET MVC for Web Forms Developers

    • Chapter 3: Working with Data

    • Chapter 4: Client-Side Development

  • Going to the Next Level

    • Chapter 5: Web Application Architecture

    • Chapter 6: Enhancing Your Site with AJAX

    • Chapter 7: The ASP.NET Web API

    • Chapter 8: Advanced Data

    • Chapter 9: Security

    • Chapter 10: Mobile Web Development

  • Going Above and Beyond

    • Chapter 11: Parallel, Asynchronous, and Real-Time Data Operations

    • Chapter 12: Caching

    • Chapter 13: Client-Side Optimization Techniques

    • Chapter 14: Advanced Routing

    • Chapter 15: Reusable UI Components

  • Quality Control

    • Chapter 16: Logging

    • Chapter 17: Automated Testing

    • Chapter 18: Build Automation

  • Going Live

    • Chapter 19: Deployment

  • Appendixes

    • ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms Integration

    • Leveraging NuGet as a Platform

    • Best Practices

    • Cross-Reference: Targeted Topics, Features, and Scenarios

  • Index

  • Colophon

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