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

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

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 architectur

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  1. 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Breadth of Topics, October 14, 2012
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    David Hayden “Developer” (Sarasota, FL USA) –
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    This review is from: Programming ASP.NET MVC 4: Developing Real-World Web Applications with ASP.NET MVC (Paperback)
    The book really shines in the breadth of topics covered. Lots of good coverage of ASP.NET MVC and related topics as well as best practices, design patterns, and programming principles. The coverage is indeed a bit terse and to-the-point. Some topics can be a page or two and some chapters can be pretty short. This can be rather ideal for those developers with MVC experience that don’t require a lot of explanation and hand-holding and just want the facts and a broader exposure to ASP.NET MVC related topics. The good news is that you won’t find any fluff, unnecessary tables and graphs, and long, drawn-out sample code.

    The book tries to walk you through the building of an online auction site, called Ebuy, but indeed it wasn’t executed too well. I wasn’t planning on writing the code while reading through the book anyway, so personally I didn’t care. If you do enjoy coding as you read, however, you will no doubt be disappointed. I checked out the source code for the book on GitHub, and the source code doesn’t do the book justice. The sample code needs to be a bit more feature-rich and show off much more of the book’s content to be of real use. Hopefully the authors will add more to the source code. That being said, there are still plenty of good and short samples on ASP.NET MVC and related technology in the book that have nothing to do with Ebuy.

    I have been programming ASP.NET MVC for a long time and haven’t bought a recent book on the subject. Therefore, I can’t compare this to a more recent book. My gut is that this book is probably more for experienced MVC developers who desire a reference book that touches upon a lot of topics. I, personally, wouldn’t recommend it to a new or inexperienced MVC developer wanting to understand ASP.NET MVC in depth from the ground up. Those who enjoy exposure to a wide variety of subjects and proven practices with short and sweet examples will enjoy the book the most.

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  2. 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Really Disjointed, Not Clear, January 7, 2013
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    Unlike some step-by-step manuals, this one assumes you are pretty much a .NET expert, and isn’t very clear about the step-by-step process of building the example application. Too much theory and not enough practical.

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  3. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Who is the target audience?, February 14, 2013
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    Felix Rabinovich “3apa3a” (Los Angeles, CA) –
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    This review is from: Programming ASP.NET MVC 4: Developing Real-World Web Applications with ASP.NET MVC (Paperback)
    The first version of MVC was accompanied by terrific book – “Nerd Dinner”. It described the principles of MVC for ASP.NET programmers and you built an application along the way. This book does a decent job describing the concept, but the code serves only as illustration to the text.

    Authors’ website says that the code is not finished, but I suspect that it will never be finished. At no point the reader can have anything resembling compilable code. If you have an application, and you need some refresher how to write JQuery selector or asynchronous controller – this can be a decent reference (although for any specific topic search – and you will find better references. As a programming guide it is fairly useless.

    I think the authors are targeting technical managers; people who need to understand technology, but don’t write code themselves. This book can be read on the plane without computer.

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