In my previous post in this series, I determined that I had to start looking into how MVC handles access control before moving forward. I came up with a list of functional specifications that I needed to write proof of concept code right away to learn how ASP.Net MVC helps (or hinders) me in implementing [...]
Creating User Stories Now that I’ve got a feel for how MVC handles the mechanics of a data-driven application, I’ve got to take a step back and think about how users are going to use the application. For a start, here’s what I came up with: The site will allow anyone (both anonymous and logged [...]
My client wanted a list of all of the tables and their respective columns in a given SQL server database. My first instinct was to get Visio to create an ER diagram by reverse engineering the database. However, with dozens of tables in this database, the diagram that Visio spit out looked like spaghetti and [...]
So, if you read my first post in this series, you know I’m creating a MVC web application to log and share workouts. Picking up where I left off, I’ve got to complete the life cycle of a workout (insert, select, update, and delete). Completing the Life Cycle of a Workout In the first post [...]
I’ve been very excited about ASP.Net MVC ever since I started hearing about its emergence in various blogs and podcasts. MVC basically addresses all of the issues I have with developing ASP.Net web sites (viewstate, postbacks, testing, etc), and I’ve eagerly awaiting a release its release. Well, now that ASP.Net MVC is in it’s first [...]
Since all the .Net applications I am currently working on use Oracle on the back end, I haven’t spent a lot of time looking into LINQ – LINQ to SQL only supports SQL Server. After attending the 2008 launch event and getting a chance to put my hands on some LINQ examples in the labs [...]
Write code snippets today and you can roll them into more robust code generation templates later.
The Microsoft ASP.Net Developor’s center has a series of web casts for beginers that covers features that are new or changed in ASP.Net 2.0 like data access, membership providers, master pages. For more advanced and indepth coverage of these and other topics, check out the Essential ASP.Net series.
This is a very useful reference because of the problem/solution format that it employs to present the Visual Basic.Net language. However, I’m waiting for Microsoft Press to re-publish it for VB.Net 2005 before I buy a copy. Until then, I’ve discovered that you can download the complete source code for all examples in the book [...]