ASP.NET MVC - Why, How & What Videos (and other resources)

If you’re a web developer using Microsoft technologies then, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you’ve probably heard of ASP.NET MVC.

If you’re not sure what it is, how it works, or why you would want to consider using it, you’ll find three videos on the ASP.NET MVC page that will answer most, if not all, of your questions.

Video #1, titled “Why Use ASP.NET MVC?”, is a 3 minute video which provides a high-level overview of ASP.NET MVC for decision-makers. I especially like the motor cycle / minivan comparison between ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Webforms. Take a look at this one and then show it to management if you’re ready to move to ASP.NET MVC.

Video #2, titled “Technical Overview”, is a 10 minute short overview of what it's like to work with ASP.NET MVC. This one will walk you through creating a new ASP.NET MVC project, working with a data model, creating views, and creating the controllers to feed those new views. This one will give you just an enough insight into working with ASP.NET MVC to get you ready for the video #3.

Video #3, titled, “Technical Deep Dive”, is a 1 hour and 20 minute in-depth tutorial on building an application with ASP.NET MVC. In this video you learn the basics of and cover issues such as Unit Testing, Javascript (using jQuery), and how to use the new tooling features for Visual Studio 2008 which are installed with the ASP.NET MVC project templates.

I think you will find these three videos will give you the jumpstart you’ll need to start working with ASP.NET MVC.  Once you’ve worked your way through these 3 then you’re ready to checkout the additional learning resources available at the ASP.NET MVC learning page.

If you’re more of a “give me something to read” kind of developer then check out this nearly 200 page FREE PDF which walks through the site.

Ok, you’ve got plenty to keep you busy learning ASP.NET MVC so get going!

Have a day. :-|

posted on Saturday, October 17, 2009 12:19 PM Print
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10/24/2009 8:06 PM
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# re: ASP.NET MVC - Why, How & What Videos (and other resources)
kerja di australia
10/27/2009 1:39 AM
I always want to learn more about I got asp background, but got not much experience with .net yet. Your article give me some idea to start with. Great one!
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