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Programming ASP.NET MVC 4 by Hrusikesh Panda, Jess Chadwick, Todd Snyder

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Preface

The web application landscape is vast and varied. Microsoft’s ASP.NET Framework—built on top of the mature and robust .NET Framework—is one of the most trusted platforms in the industry. ASP.NET MVC is Microsoft’s latest addition to the world of ASP.NET providing web developers with an alternative development approach that helps you build web applications with ease.

The main goal of this book is simple: to help you to build a complete understanding of the ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework from the ground up. However, it doesn’t stop there—the book combines fundamental ASP.NET MVC concepts with real-world insight, modern web technologies (such as HTML 5 and the jQuery JavaScript Framework), and powerful architecture patterns so that you’re ready to produce not just a website that uses the ASP.NET MVC Framework, but a stable and scalable web application that is easy to grow and maintain with your expanding needs.

Audience

This book is for people who want to learn how to leverage the Microsoft ASP.NET MVC Framework to build robust and maintainable websites. Though the book uses many code examples to describe this process in detail, it is not simply targeted at application developers. Much of the book introduces concepts and techniques that benefit both developers writing application code and the leaders driving these development projects.

Assumptions This Book Makes

While this book aims to teach you everything you need to know in order to create robust and maintainable web applications with the ASP.NET MVC Framework, it assumes that you already have some fundamental knowledge about application development with the Microsoft .NET Framework. In other words, you should already be comfortable using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to produce a very basic website and have enough knowledge of the .NET Framework and the C# language to create a “Hello World” application.

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Using Code Examples

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