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12 June 2012
12 June 2012

The Three Models of ASP.NET MVC Apps

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We've inherited from the original MVC pattern a rather simplistic idea of what should be in the Model. In fact, in ASP.NET MVC, there are three distinct types of model: the domain model, view model and input model. As the data behind an ASP.NET MVC application becomes more complex, the more the view model and domain model may diverge.… Read more
26 March 2012
26 March 2012

MongoDB Basics for .NET by Example

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MongoDB is one of the more intriguing 'NoSQL' databases to emerge from 'Cloud' computing. Sometimes, the best way of understanding a rather different technology is to get stuck-in and try it out, so Jeremy Jarrell shows how to get started with a simple ASP.NET MVC project that uses MongoDB.… Read more
19 March 2012
19 March 2012

A Generic ASP.NET MVC Template

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When you start an ASP.NET MVC project, you choose one of a number of project templates or starter kits. The ones that Visual Studio provide are very useful, but you can create your own if you want, and Dino finds that the generic one that he presents in this article works well to rapidly create MVC applications.… Read more
23 February 2012
23 February 2012

Revisiting Hosting Reflector

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You can automate .NET Reflector processes, and run .NET Reflector from within a .NET application, from within ASP.NET or even within ASP.NET MVC. What is more you can host a reflector Add-in. This opens up many possibilities as Nick Harrison points out.… Read more
09 December 2011
09 December 2011

ASP.NET MVC Routing Extensibility

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You develop an ASP.NET MVC application by extending it; customising any default logic that you wish to change with your own implementation. Simone starts a tour of the extensibility points of ASP.NET MVC, by looking at the beginning of the pipeline, the Routing Module, and gives a practical example of writing an extension, with source code: a way of 'watermaking' images 'on the fly'.… Read more
11 October 2011
11 October 2011

Never Mind the Controller, Here is the Orchestrator

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The Model-View-Controller pattern of the ASP.NET MVC allows the separation of the business logic from the input and presentation logic. Although it permits the independent development, testing and maintenance of each component, it doesn't guarantee clean code. Dino Esposito offers a modified approach in which an Orchestrator component helps to keep your controllers small, clean and manageable.… Read more
21 September 2011
21 September 2011

An Introduction to ASP.NET MVC Extensibility

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Because ASP.NET MVC has been designed with extensibility as its design principle; almost every logical step of the processing pipeline can be replaced with your own implementation. In fact, the best way to develop applications with ASP.NET MVC is to extend the system, Simone starts a series that explains how to implement extensions to ASP.NET MVC, starting with the ones at the beginning of the pipeline (routing extensions) and finishing with the view extensions points.… Read more
06 July 2011
06 July 2011

ASP.NET MVC Action Results and PDF Content

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The Action Result in ASP.NET MVC provides a simple and versatile means of returning different types of response to the browser. Want to serve a PDF file with dynamically-generated content? Do an SEO-friendly permanent redirect? Dino shows you how simple this can be using a tailor-made ActionResult class… Read more