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ISBN-13: 978-1430242369 ISBN-10: 1430242361 Edition: 4th

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  • Paperback: 756 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 4 edition (January 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430242361
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430242369
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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The second half of the book covers each MVC component in depth.
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Mark Nicholson on April 4, 2013
Format: Paperback
I chose this book to read based on the good reviews. I'm currently working on my first major MVC project. Where I found this book lacking was in addressing the real world issues that I was encountering in my project. For example, my data model is a bunch of related classes where often one class/table serves as a lookup for a property in another class. I wanted to be able to use dropdown lists in my UI in these cases and looked for examples of how to do this in this book. But in the data model the author uses for his case study he only has one entity, Product, and the attributes of Product that normally in the real world would have been a class, like Category, he makes a string field. Really? Raise your hand if you think Amazon has Category as a string attribute of their Product class!

Another issue I wanted help with was how to handle when you want to have a view with just a subset of the properties of a class say for example if you have a large Person class but you want to have a page where a certain type of user only gets to edit a few properties of that class. It's these kinds of real world data issues where the book fails miserably. To summarize, if you're calling your book a "Pro" book then your data model for your case study should have more than one class!

He does do a good job of explaining setting up the structure/plumbing for an application, i.e. having a separate project for your data model and using interfaces and dependency injection to separate concerns. He also does a good job of including testing although I found it a bit frustrating sometimes that he would make design decisions for the app to make the testing part easier. It felt a bit like the tail wagging the dog but I guess that's the way it is when you want built in testing.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By StringTheory on January 17, 2013
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Count me among the fans of Adam Freeman's writing. Anyone who appreciates beautiful well-structured code should appreciate the equivalent in a book. So Adam's work tends to get great reviews with programmers who value sequence, structure and clarity. He is also one of the more prolific software authors, with books on a range of subjects. No one knows how he manages that. Human cloning is suspected.

Some have asked about differences between the earlier MVC3 edition and the new MVC4 book. Adam was kind enough to clarify in a brief note, and I'll try to paraphrase and add my own comments:

A lot of the previous MVC3 edition has been rewritten but you may not notice that until you're progressing into more technical details. The intro and background sections have not been heavily edited (my own observation).

The MVC4 edition does not appear much shorter, but the page count has been trimmed a bit. When I inquired about this, it was explained that some security issues that needed to be covered explicitly in MVC3 are now covered by the validation features in MVC4, so no longer necessary. Also the jQuery section was deemed too short to be useful, and the intent is to cover this more completely elsewhere (including Adam's current jQuery book and another effort--no spoiler alerts for now). Anyone working with Ajax will be interested to know that functionality is now covered well enough by MVC 4 helper methods that it's not necessary to write jQuery code for this either.

IIS deployment has been changed to Azure, which is one of my own interests. So thumbs up here.

The MVC4 book now uses the 2012 free version of Visual Studio, with resulting gains in various areas but primarily in use of "LocalDB" which simplifies database access.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By William Steinberg on January 10, 2013
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If you have read the previous editions, you will feel at home, as SportsStore is still here.
It is focused on creating MVC 4 Web sites for Desktop and Laptops.
It barely touches on mobile devices, so you will not find much on developing for iOS, Android or Windows Phone/Tablet devices.

It is well edited, and you can actually code along with the book.
As in the previous editions, it supports optional Unit Tests, but not using Test Driven Development.
The book is geared for base level of Visual Studio Express, so uses Moq instead of Microsoft Fakes.
It also uses Ninject instead of Unity.

The book makes no assumption that you have read any previous editions, but if you have, then you can skim thru classic explanations.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Golfer on January 31, 2013
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I have done a little bit of work with MVC3, but never really got the grasp of it.
This book teaches MVC in a very transparent and thorough way.
Usually, when a topic is explained in a book, I am still left with a couple of questions, like 'why is it coded in this particular way' or 'how exactly does this piece of code work' .
With this book, however, the examples are explained in such a way that none of those questions remain.
Recommended !
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. Dowdell on April 18, 2013
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I'm a long time developer but new to web development and ASP.NET MVC.

When learning a new technology, if you're like me you start by trying to get by with the web. If the dots are not connecting you seek out a book that will hold your hand.

I definitely found this book useful at connecting dots as I was able to move from student to novice creator fairly quickly. It is well-written. But it has holes.

I am regularly disappointed when looking in the index for a topic such as "cookie" or "server state" or "load balancing" and find nothing. More often than should be expected, I turn back to the web to fill in the gaps.

The problem that plagues this (and other development books) is this: the books are edited but seemingly not field-tested. If field-testing is impractical, how difficult would it be for the author to scan StackOverflow for a day and jot down ideas for real world questions that people need answered? It's just plain sloppy.

5 stars for what it covers
1 star for what it doesn't
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