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Adam Freeman is an experienced IT professional who has held senior positions in a range of companies, most recently serving as chief technology officer and chief operating officer of a global bank. Now retired, he spends his time writing and long-distance running.

After a childhood spent at the computer, Steven Sanderson started web development in 1996, first using Perl and later adopting PHP. His last five years of professional experience have focused on ASP.NET, learning what works and what works better, and experiencing a developer's life everywhere from an investment bank to a five-person Internet startup. Steven has led Red Gate's web development team, and spends his free time blogging and keeping up to speed with the latest technology developments. He's followed the ASP.NET MVC framework since its inception and frequently participates in online discussions with its core developers at Microsoft.

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  • Series: Expert's Voice in .NET
  • Paperback: 852 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 3 edition (June 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430234040
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430234043
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #519,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book was well written, and the examples were easy to follow.
I have been doing a lot of MVC work, and moving several of my projects over to MVC3, so the timing was perfect when my review copy showed up at my door.
Philip F. Japikse
This book introduces major concepts that are very relevant to real world development: MVC, Domain Driven Design, Unit Testing, and Dependency Injection.

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66 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Gaz B on July 16, 2011
Format: Paperback
I feel that this book has been rushed out to be the first MVC 3 book on the shelf. It is full of errors and not just typo's. These include errors in the code it's self! I have spent several hours wasted trying to work out why my code doesn't work only to find out that the book it's self is wrong!

The graphics included in the book don't always represent the results of the texts (for example screenshots containing tests that you aren't told about and even the down-loadable source code doesn't include!).

The use of some code is even incorrect in some cases! These are only small things that I have seen so far (half way through the book) for example parameter orders incorrect in the tests that do pop up errors when they should but the errors will be slightly wrong causing more wasted time trying to work out what is wrong!

The only reason I am still plodding though on trying to learn from this book is because I have already purchased it, there are no alternatives and deadlines are looming.

I purchased the ALPHA of this book from Apress directly when it was available and have been sending errors via there site for months but NONE of the errors I submitted have been corrected in the final release and have heard nothing from Apress.

If you are trying to learn MVC I suggest finding another MVC 2 book that you know is good and then when you have a grasp of MVC 2 topping up your knowledge on the changes (Razor etc...) in MVC 3 from other sources (or maybe any other books that will be published shortly).
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Eric Sieg on September 15, 2011
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This book is written by someone who clearly knows a lot about MVC 3 and there is a lot of good information about MVC 3 inside. However, there are a LOT of errata that make going through this book a lot slower and take longer than it should. At first, I it was merely an annoyance as it was pretty easy to figure out what was messed up and account for it. Pictures were wrong (but the text was right), many (most?) of the code samples were not bolded correctly, etc. However, if you do hit an error where the solution is not obvious (for me, it was Chapter 9) your progress comes to a screaming halt and lots of frustration ensues.

That said, I think this book is anywhere from a 1 star book to a 4 star book depending on the reader's needs. If you are looking for a book to walk you through setting up an MVC 3 project and take you through it step by step, this is probably a 1 star book. The main walk through chapters (7-9) are riddled with constant errors and the final solution (even the code you can download) has errors. For example, when you change an existing product in the store and save the changes - they don't actually save. If you want to walk through the various aspects of making an MVC 3 site, I highly recommend the MVC tutorials at the main mvc site. If you mostly just care about how EF interacts with MVC, this is a 1 star or 2 star book.

However, outside of EF/MVC 3 interaction and a step by step walkthrough, this is a pretty solid book. The unit testing examples are frequent and very helpful. If you are interested in setting up DI, this seems to do a good job of walking you through using Ninject. Routing, Models, Razor, and security all seem adequately covered. The writing is reasonably easy to follow and interesting. It is too bad that the Technical Reviewer and Editor did such a terrible job on this book as it really should have been a 4.5 star publication if they'd done their jobs.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful By T. Anderson VINE VOICE on July 12, 2011
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This is the perfect book for the beginner and the advanced MVC developer. It is a one stop shop for learning the ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework.

It starts out with a nice little sample application that will get beginners up to speed fast. It then covers the MVC Pattern in detail and how it relates to Domain-Driven Development, Repositories, Dependency Injection, and Automated Testing.

Next the is a chapter on the C# features a good MVC developer needs in their tool belt, as well as the Razor syntax. This chapter does a good job of introducing the Razor view engine.

Then there is a chapter on the essential tools MVC developers should understand. This chapter covers Ninject, Unit Testing and Moq.

In the next 3 chapters the authors take you through building a real application. Everything is included from the views to the repository (using Entity Framework 4.1), to the database. They also include the unit tests. The application is a complete store front and an administration site.

The next part of the book includes details on individual features of the ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework. It includes chapters on URLs, Routing & Areas, Controllers & Actions, Filters, Controller Extensibility, Views, Model Templates, Model Binding, Model Validation, Unobtrusive Ajax, and jQuery.

The last part of the book has chapters on Security, Authentication & Authorization, Deployment.

I like that the authors show you how to take advantage of the tools available in Visual Studio 2010 to help get you as productive as possible.

This is a very well rounded book. It covers everything a .NET Architect and Developer needs to know to build real world applications.

The downloadable code is very well organized and appears usable.
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