June 23, 2010

ASP.NET MVC 2.0 is C# on the web done right. No more fiddling around with Viewstate, IsPostBack(), and drag-and-drop coding. Microsoft has addressed the shortcomings of ASP.NET and created a framework that goes toe-to-toe with other popular web frameworks such as Ruby on Rails.

If you’re working in C#, you need this book.

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Test-Drive ASP.NET MVC

Test-Drive ASP.NET MVC gets you started with all the fundamentals you need, whether you’re transitioning from older Microsoft technologies or are coming from an open-source background and are curious about what ASP.NET MVC has to offer.

This book uses a test-driven development (TDD) approach to the features of ASP.NET MVC. You’ll get hands-on experience building and deploying a time-management web application from start to finish. From building your first page, to data access, to integrating with web services such as Blogger.com, Test-Drive ASP.NET MVC guides you step by step. You’ll come away with a complete understanding of web services and data access, and you’ll learn how to test each component so that your code is bug-free and maintainable from the start. You’ll see how to handle security, logging, and error handling. Then, you’ll protect your site with ASP.NET MVC’s advanced security features.

Software isn’t useful until it’s deployed into production. We’ll cover automated deployment using MSBuild, a build tool product that can help you get your site online, repeatably and reliably. Throughout, you’ll work with open-source projects that complement ASP.NET MVC, including NHibernate, MVCContrib, and Castle Windsor container. These tools speed up developing database components, architecture layers, and testing your code.

As you build and deploy your application, you’ll not only learn the framework itself, but also gain valuable experience with the test-first methodology, driving your application development through small and measurable incremental improvements.

Now in print, starts shipping next week from pragprog.com/titles/jmasp.

Upcoming Events

Want to learn more about detection of network attacks, privacy, Internet security, Web security, and more? Check out the 19th USENIX Security Symposium, August 11-13, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

Whether you’re a researcher, a system administrator, or a policy wonk, come to USENIX Security ‘10 to find out how changes in computer security are going to affect you. The 3-day program features a keynote address by Roger G. Johnston of the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory; invited talks, including “Toward an Open and Secure Platform for Using the Web,” by Will Drewry, Google, and a refereed papers track.

Register by July 19 and save. http://www.usenix.org/sec10/prag

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  • HTML5 and CSS3 in beta
  • iPad Programming: A Quick-Start Guide for iPhone Developers in print
  • The RSpec Book: Behaviour Driven Development with RSpec, Cucumber, and Friends in print

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