Archive | April, 2011

Test-Drive ASP.NET MVC

11 Apr

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. Programming in C# is fun again!

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, 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.