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Several weeks ago I was approached by Packt Publishing to review the latest DotNetNuke book, Building Websites with DotNetNuke 5 by Michael Washington and Ian Lackey, which I agreed to do.
What I intend to do in this review is to give you an idea of what is inside this book, compare what I read to what the outside cover of the book says you will get, and finally end with a few comments of my own that are completely opinion based.
Just so you know, this isn’t an “I skimmed through the book so I could write an intelligent review” review. I actually read the entire book except for the code printouts.
The Model-View-Controller pattern—universally known as MVC—provides a stable, testable approach to web application development by separating the major functions—or concerns—of an application into independently defined roles.
ASP.NET MVC in Action is a comprehensive guide to MVC-based development using this powerful framework. It offers a clearly-written introduction both to the ASP.NET MVC Framework and to the MVC approach. The focus is on creating real, maintainable web applications—so don’t expect toy examples and short snippets. The authors lead you from first-use through real-life scenarios.
While this isn’t specifically targeted at iTextSharp, which we’ve been covering in recent posts, this is really the closest book you are going to find on the subject.
The basics are the same. Keep in mind that the main difference is that setPropertyName and getPropertyName methods have been changed to .NET style properties (versus Java style) where it makes sense. Method names start with a capital letter in iTextSharp, and event wiring is a little funky (we’ll get to that later).
Microsoft describes Silverlight as a "cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web." That’s a really boring description for a really exciting new technology. Anyone who has looked at the demos and gotten a taste of what Silverlight can do knows that Silverlight represents an entirely new level of rich web interface technology for Microsoft developers.