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[Book] Professional ASP.NET MVC 5 [message #20] Mon, 02 March 2015 15:53 Go to next message
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After having a problem getting another game specific programming book I picked this book up instead because first off I've been doing a lot of development in this technology. Second I'm a sucker for learning more about patterns and how they can help make my work faster.

The first part of the book is very dry so my guess this book may take me longer to read then one that is fun and interesting to read. But my first impressions is they took great pains to not only describe the MVC pattern but how it evolved from nothing to a core product in Asp.Net. This was a technology born from open source and Microsoft to help the development process when building websites.

That is about as far as I got so back to reading and I'll keep this thread updated on my progress.
Re: [Book] Professional ASP.NET MVC 5 [message #21 is a reply to message #20] Tue, 03 March 2015 12:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The first chapter which is most informative but very dry in material has some good historical background of Asp.Net Mvc 5. It is good to see an author pay tribute to the historical development of a technology and this shows the depth of understanding in the topic. I have a feeling this book is going to take me longer to read just because some of the chapters are really long. That and lately I haven't found the quite time to sit and read like I have in the past. But still so far the book is interesting but I haven't gotten much of a feel of how useful this book will be to C# developers. Towards the end of this first chapter it goes into a lengthy discussion of the differences from Mvc 4 and Mvc 5. Plus the really nice thing is it goes into some update information on the development of Mvc 6. This budding technology is growing quickly and will soon be used in many facets of the internet. Of course this is my humble opinion.

Some of the chapters I really look forward to is the chapter on Identities. This seems very promising since they Identity system in Mvc 5 is complicated but seems very robust and extensible. I'm really interested in being able to consume a SOAP based service for authentication which I rolled for my current project and now most of our web development use this system for authentication.

Re: [Book] Professional ASP.NET MVC 5 [message #23 is a reply to message #21] Wed, 04 March 2015 15:03 Go to previous message
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After finishing off Chapter 1 and now starting chapter 2 I can say the other likes to beat around the bush. He first couple of pages he take the time to explain that he is going to explain in the chapter how controller work in MVC. Well I would say just jump in and start explaining we don't need a preamble of your yammering.

With that in mind the first chapter basically walks you though the steps of creating a project. I know it has to be there for the absolute new developer but in a advanced book like this one I would expect the audience should already have a basic understanding of Visual Studio to start out. He did do a good job at giving the history behind MVC 1.0 to MVC 5.0 so props to him about that one. I really liked learning where this technology came from and where it is going in the future.
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