ASP.NET MVC 4 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

  • 11h 6m
  • John Ciliberti
  • Apress
  • 2013

ASP.NET MVC 4 Recipes is a practical guide for developers creating modern web applications, cutting through the complexities of ASP.NET, jQuery, Knockout.js and HTML 5 to provide straightforward solutions to common web development problems using proven methods based on best practices. The problem-solution approach gets you in, out, and back to work quickly while deepening your understanding of the underlying platform and how to develop with it.

Author John Ciliberti guides you through the framework and development tools, presenting typical challenges, along with code solutions and clear, concise explanations, to accelerate application development. Inside you will find recipes dealing with streamlined syntax, full control over HTML, a simple API for creating RESTful web services, writing support for test driven development, and more. Solve problems immediately by pasting in code from the recipes, or put multiple recipe solutions together to overcome challenging development obstacles.

Dive head first into ASP.NET MVC web development with ASP.NET MVC 4 Recipes.

What you’ll learn

Inside find recipes that cover:

  • automating testing and deployment of your application using Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server
  • designing and developing your application for Internet scale
  • deploying to the cloud, working with Big Data and adding resiliency to your application’s components
  • migrating a project from ASP.NET web forms to the MVC 4 including recipes for converting DataGrids, Forms, Web Parts, Master Pages and navigation controls
  • Client side data binding and templating techniques using Web API, Knockout.js and jQuery
  • using the Web API to design web services that can be consumed by mobile devices and tablets running Android, iOS, and Windows 8

Who this book is for

This book is a problem-solution guide for web developers looking for a better way to build a modern web application on the Microsoft platform.

There are several types of developers that would find this material useful:

  • veteran ASP.NET Web Forms developers who wish to update their skillset to include ASP.NET MVC
  • Project teams who wish to modernize an existing application to allow it to take advantage of MVC 4, .NET 4.5, and Windows Azure
  • Novice web developers who are looking to expand their skill set by learning the Microsoft web development stack

About the Author

John Ciliberti is an enterprise software architect who has been designing and developing web applications and enterprise scale solutions for more than 15 years. John has been creating web applications using Microsoft technologies since the early days of classic ASP development in the late 1990s. In addition to his work as a consultant and software architect, John contributes to several open-source projects and is the founder of the online musician collaboration community.

He is currently employed at KPMG LLC in Montvale, New Jersey, as an associate director in the KPMG US Enterprise Architecture group. In his role as an enterprise architect, John helps guide the firm's strategic technical direction and advises IT leadership on major technical initiatives. John also works closely with project teams by providing initial architectural design and architectural guidance and technical assistance throughout the project.

In this Book

  • The Need for Modern Web Applications
  • Understanding ASP.NET MVC
  • Setting Up Your Environment
  • Visual Studio 2012 Overview
  • Getting the Most from the Built-in Templates
  • Architecting Applications with ASP.NET MVC
  • Solution Design
  • Asynchronous Programming with ASP.NET MVC
  • Test-Driven Development with ASP.NET MVC 4
  • Moving From Web Forms to ASP.NET MVC
  • Creating Modern User Experiences Using jQuery, Knockout.js, and Web API
  • Mobile, Social, and Cloud Technologies