Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Apress: ASP.NET MVC 4 Books

If you're looking for a good book to read about and learn ASP.NET MVC, Apress has a pair of books on ASP.NET MVC 4 that are available on Amazon.

The book targeted at ASP.NET Web Forms developers is the Beginning ASP.NET MVC 4 book:

It explains the concept of the model, view, and controller components of the MVC pattern and how they are using in the ASP.NET MVC framework and discusses the use of AJAX and configuring routing. Essentially, you can gain knowledge about the use of the ASP.NET framework using this book. The examples are illustrative rather than ones you can follow along so if you haven't got ASP.NET programming experience, it could get difficult to try to code the examples yourself.

If you would like to go beyond the basics, the Pro ASP.NET MVC 4 book is for you:

This book has a 4.5 star rating (with 67 reviews) and explains design issues for you application when using the ASP.NET MVC framework and helps understand the concept of filters, provides an introduction to using custom view engines, dealing with advanced model binding issues, using APIs, and dealing with deployment issues. The examples are simple enough to follow along and that would leave you wanting to see more complex examples, but it does help you understand the concepts rather than leading you to the solution of every problem you would encounter.

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