ASP.Net MVC Book Review and musings RRS feed

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  • User1468341083 posted

     I really like your review....However I am a big fan of asp.net mvc and oop programming models  

    Monday, August 17, 2009 11:32 PM
  • User-1517047322 posted

    Glad someone liked it.  Currently I'm reading NHibernate in Action.  I'll try to put up a review on that next.


    Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:12 AM
  • User-1495722249 posted

     I am using the Pro MVC book by Sanderson (since it got high reviews on Amazon), and like it overall. I do wish that the IoC discussion in the book was a bit more detailed and not so abstract. I am still trying to wrap my head around the purpose of using an IoC over a DAL. I know it has to do with modualizing my application, but doesn't a DAL serve that purpose?

    I did see in your review that you are frowning on the use of LINQ to SQL. Is there a reason for this? I have just started using it myself since starting with MVC, and so far I hate it. haha. I am also having major flashbacks to classic ASP when coding up Views in MVC.

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:22 PM
  • User-1517047322 posted

    I agree the IoC section is a little short, but I didn't really notice because like you most of the time I don't use an IoC.  I just use a DAL with interfaces and factory or repository class to hide implementations.

    Have u used and orm before?  If not u probably won't like nhibernater or linq to sql at first.  I am used to hibernate from the Java work I have done so that is one reason I lean towards nhibernate.  I will say that settinup nhibernate is not fun and scare some people off.  So u might want to stick with linq to sql just to try orm style development.

    I agree that asp.net mvc is somewhat similar to classic asp.  The controls that try to hide the html from web developers are gone.

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 10:27 PM