Review: Professional ASP.NET MVC 3

  • August 20, 2011
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Professional ASP.NET MVC 3, written by Jon Galloway, Phil Haack, Brad Wilson, and K. Scott Allen. Having used ASP.NET MVC since around the time 1.0 was released I was a little interested in what Professional ASP.NET MVC 3 would bring to someone like myself. Would this book provide enough new content to someone like me who’s tried to keep up on the framework? So when I was contacted by someone at Wiley to receive a copy for review I was of course interested.

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mvc-mini-profiler for users in a particular role

  • June 24, 2011
  • James Skemp
When Jeff Atwood announced the release of the mvc-mini-profiler for ASP.NET MVC Web sites I was intrigued. Just the other day he wrote an article Performance is a Feature and I decided I could hold off no longer. Tonight (for better or worse) I finally got this up and running on one of my sites, and fully intend on adding it to at least one more. To install it I naturally used NuGet, but note that it's called MiniProfiler there.

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Second Web site ported over to ASP.NET MVC 2

  • May 23, 2010
  • James Skemp
After converting one Web site over to ASP.NET MVC 2 yesterday, I ported my second one today. The first Web site was originally just a bunch of static HTML pages, so it was fairly easy to move over. This one, LogParserPlus.com, gets all of its data from a collection of XML files. Using LINQ to XML the files are read and parsed out to the page, using a Repeater control.

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First Web site ported over to ASP.NET MVC 2

  • May 23, 2010
  • James Skemp
On Saturday (when I'm actually writing this, but I can't have 3 posts on one day, after my posting history the last handful of months) I finally ported a Web site over to ASP.NET MVC. The existing Web site was for a client who just needs a simple, static, Web site, with a half dozen areas for content. However, if they were given the ability to directly post content to the site - news, specials, etcetera - I believe they might.

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Using SQLite as a membership, profile, and role provider in ASP.NET MVC

  • October 25, 2009
  • James Skemp
I'd really like to implement membership providers in my Web applications, but just don't have the user-base that requires SQL Server (Express), nor the memory on my production server. Having looked at SQLite before, I figured it would be exactly what I'd need, without going to the alternative of XML. After some research I found Roger Martin's SQLite Membership, Role, and Profile Providers, and finally decided yesterday to implement these on a dummy MVC site.

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Review: Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0

  • October 18, 2009
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0, written by Rob Conery, Scott Hanselman, Phil Haack, and Scott Guthrie. I received a free copy of this book for review purposes from Amazon Vine, but was planning on purchasing the book nonetheless (I just had the good fortune to get a copy before they were all taken). A great introduction to ASP.NET MVC Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0 was my first real look at ASP.

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