From the Author
This seems like a good transition for my first acknowledgment, which of course goes to my loving wife, Melinda. She has been my constant supporter with her love and patience she has shown me throughout this entire process of writing this book. She also played a large role as my in-house editor who made sure everything I wrote made sense technically and grammatically to the reader. Amazingly she has put up with this entire process for the last year, and that is why I love her.
Secondly I would like to thank my parents, Anthony & Linda Berardi, who taught me that good things come from hard work and perseverance, without either of these teachings I would have never been able to finish writing this book. So thank you for your love, guidance, and support over the years, it has helped shape who I am today.
-- Nick Berardi
This book was a monumental effort to complete, and I am very thankful for all the support everyone has given me in writing this book. Now that I think about it, writing this book while the MVC Framework was still being developed was an insane task that led to many revisions. My co-author and I have worked very hard to ensure that this book is as up to date as reasonably possible. Now that I have patted my own back I think I will mention some of the real contributors, without which this book would not have been possible. To my wife Heather, I thank you for allowing me the time to write this book, spending late nights reviewing what I had written, and being a great and supportive friend. I'd also like to thank Michael Staley, without his efforts you would have seen far more grammatical errors and typos in my writing, the man is a machine. To Nick Berardi, my best friend since 9th grade, who has been an absolutely critical resource on this project, who has kicked me when I was slacking, and who has been a lot of fun to work with.
-- Al Katawazi
From the Back Cover
Based on Marco Bellinaso's classic TheBeerHouse ASP.NET 2.0 site example, each chapter presents a business requirement for the site, a roadmap for designing a solution, and the code for implementing the features. By the end of the book, you'll have a complete functional site and the skills to build your own ASP.NET MVC content and e-commerce site.
What you will learn from this book
- Techniques for building a flexible, easily configurable, and instrumented site
How to use jQuery to enhance and extend the capabilities of your ASP.NET MVC site
How to design a module to manage articles, news, and blog posts
Tips for creating and managing multiple polls on your site
Ways to build a robust newsletter system for e-mail newsletters on a background thread
How to develop a Web 2.0 community-centric forum from scratch
Steps for adding a working e-commerce store based on PayPal
All the different ways to deploy an ASP.NET MVC site
Who this book is for
This book is for web developers who are familiar with the basic concepts of web development and ASP.NET. Code examples are shown using C#.
Wrox Problem – Design – Solution references give you solid, workable solutions to real-world development problems. Each is devoted to a single application, analyzing every problem, examining relevant design issues, and implementing the ideal solution.