ASP.NET MVC Firestarter in Pittsburgh

Coming soon to Pittsburgh:

When it comes to design patterns, the MVC is the granddaddy of them all.  First described in the late 70s, the MVC pattern remains very popular in the world of web applications today. ASP.NET MVC provides a framework that enables you to easily implement the model-view-controller (MVC) pattern for Web applications. This pattern lets you separate applications into loosely coupled, pluggable components for application design, processing logic, and display.

Throughout the day we will be demonstrating the ASP.NET MVC Framework in a cookbook-style approach with recipes on how to solve common challenges when developing MVC web applications. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. We will walk you through the basics on creating views and controllers and by the end of the day show you how to develop end-to-end MVC applications complete with ajax, authentication, authorization, caching, databinding, logging, persistence, validation, and other common challenges we experience in day-to-day development.

Sample code will leverage and integrate popular frameworks and libraries like ADO.NET Data Services, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, Enterprise Library, Entity Framework, and LINQ To SQL to show you how to write less code and be more productive during your development.

Polish it all off with examples showing the extensibility of the MVC Framework using custom controller factories, alternative view engines, and custom action filter attributes just to name a few.

Topics covered will include “How Do I…”

– Create Views Easily? ( HTML and Url Helpers )
– Handle Get and Post Requests? ( simple databinding of action method arguments, ActionResults, etc.. )
– Pass Data Between Views and Controllers? ( ViewData and TempData )
– Bind Views and Forms to complex data types? ( ModelBinders )
– Handle Errors Gracefully? ( ActionFilter Attributes )
– Provide Input Error Validation? ( ValidationMessage, ValidationSummary, ViewData.ModelState )
– Handle Authentication and Authorization? ( ActionFilter Attributes and Membership Provider )
– Persist to a database ( LINQ To SQL, Entity Framework )
– Log Messages to Database, File, EventLog ( ActionFilter Attributes, etc. )
– Leverage AJAX and JSON? ( ASP.NET AJAX and jQuery )

Some of the more complex and non-beginner topics can be discussed if time is allowed and/or maybe discussed afterwards in a social environs…

– Alternate View Engines
– IoC and Custom Controller Factories
– Unit Testing

Bring your USB Flash Drive to grab the sample code and begin developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications today!

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