Last post Aug 26, 2009 10:27 PM by welzie
Aug 17, 2009 03:15 PM|welzie|LINK
My thoughts on ASP.Net MVC followed by a review of the Apress book Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework by Steve Sanderson. Please let me know if you agree or disagree with my pros, cons or my general thoughts on ASP.Net MVC.
Aug 17, 2009 11:32 PM|billsm|LINK
I really like your review....However I am a big fan of asp.net mvc and oop programming models
Aug 18, 2009 10:12 AM|welzie|LINK
Glad someone liked it. Currently I'm reading NHibernate in Action. I'll try to put up a review on that next.
Aug 25, 2009 06:22 PM|palomar8|LINK
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.
Aug 26, 2009 10:27 PM|welzie|LINK
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.