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The power of ASP.NET MVC 5 stems from the underlying ASP.NET platform. To make your ASP.NET MVC applications the best they can be, you need to fully understand the platform features and know how they can be used to build effective and elegant MVC framework applications.The ASP.NET platform provides ASP.NET MVC applications with a rich suite of services including vital every-day features like extensible request handling, state management, and user authentication. Understanding how these features work is the difference between creating an average web application and the best-in-class. MVC applications that are architected with a thorough knowledge of the underlying platforms are faster to write, faster to run, and more readily adaptable to change. In Pro ASP.NET MVC 5 Platform, best-selling author Adam Freeman explains how to get the most from the entire ASP.NET platform, beginning with a nuts-and-bolts description of the patterns and tools you need through to the most advanced features. He goes in-depth at every stage to give you the practical knowledge that you need to apply these concepts to your own code.

Paperback: 428 pages

Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (April 21, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1430265418

ISBN-13: 978-1430265412

Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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This is an awesome book but it's not for everyone, and in some ways the author states this himself in the beginning of the book. This title is basically targeted at people who have started their ASP.NET career as MVC developers and may have skipped web forms and learning the broader ASP.NET architecture and platform. I know from personal experience that you can actually get pretty far in ASP.NET development by diving straight into MVC and just learning how the framework works without initially investing time in learning the lower level workings of the ASP.NET platform.This book contains tons of helpful chapters for developers who have not spent much time outside of the confines of the MVC framework. Discussions include the overall Application and Request life cycles starting at IIS and when they are mapped to ASP.NET and how they are translated to the MVC framework. A lot of MVC books just skim over this process and start with the controllers and actions, which is actually pretty deep into the life cycle and skips a ton of steps. The book covers HTTP modules and handlers and many ASP.NET services and life cycle events that every serious developer should know.This book also includes some great content on the new ASP.NET Identity system and takes you through all the steps of setting up a simple but modern authentication system. A lot of books only skim the surface of this process and leave out a lot of code, but the author spends a couple chapters walking through this and it's very helpful. There are also some good chapters on caching, which can be a confusing topic (in my opinion).A couple minor gripes: there are a couple less useful chapters.

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