Book Review: ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Quickly
I want to share my thoughts about the book ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Quickly from Packt Publishing.
The book is quite nice I think. I has provided me the great option to read about ASP.NET MVC (as the name implies) quickly. I was very entertained with it.
I have to say it up front. I’m not an MVC guy. I said it before, and I will do it again. I still don’t find any good reason (to me) to start using ASP.NET MVC, not because I don’t like it or I consider it wrong or anything. It’s a matter of taste, job role and well, I just haven’t had the need. However, that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t learn it, and because I have been doing some stuff for my own learning process, really I don’t get my head to “love” it as many of my fellow MVC friends do. (I love the webforms model… don’t ask.)
After clearing my position, I have to say a few things about this book:
- I like the “quickly” part of it. It doesn’t goes through the same thing over and over.
- All chapters revolve around specific implementations, thus giving the opportunity to try it in a real program.
- Samples DO work.
- It’s very easy to follow and concepts are very clear and not too deep.
- I ended up with lots of ideas on things to build (still figuring how to get the time for them).
- You can have it as a quick reference.
- I can help you get up and running with ASP.NET MVC “quickly”.
- As the “quickly” implies, the book is not the definite guide. If you are looking for a lot of information in one book, this is not the book for you.
- ahh, hmmm, erm… that’s it I think…
So, hope this will help you make a decision in getting it or not.