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I have recently started writing another book.  The topic of this book is ASP.NET MVC.  This book differs from my previous book in that rather than working towards building one project from end to end – this book will demonstrate specific topics from end to end.  It is a recipe book (hence the cookbook name) and will be part of the Packt Publishing cookbook series.  An example recipe in this book might be how to consume JSON, creating a master /details page, jquery modal popups, custom ActionResults, etc.  Basically anything recipe oriented around the topic of ASP.NET MVC might be acceptable. 

If you are interested in helping out with the review process you can join the “ASP.NET MVC 2 Cookbook-review” group on Google here:

Currently the suggested TOC for the project is listed.  Also, chapters 1, 2, and most of 8 are posted.  Chapter 5 should be available tonight or tomorrow.

In addition to reporting any errors that you might find (much appreciated), I am very interested in hearing about recipes that you want included, expanded, or removed (as being redundant or overly simple).  Any input is appreciated!  Hearing user feedback after the book is complete is a little late in my opinion (unless it is positive feedback of course).

Thank you!

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2010 1:46 PM | Back to top

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Hi Andrew,

I'm new to MVC, so I can't offer much useful feedback yet, but I'm excited to see you proposing a chapter on Areas, as this is a hugely important topic for creating a pluggable architecture for enterprise development. I'm curious as to your subtopics, though. You have

10.2. Creating a separate project as an area
10.5 Creating portable areas

Can you explain the purpose of these two sections? My understanding is that the previews of MVC2 allowed this out of the box, but with the RTM, it requires MVCContrib Portable Areas.

And what I'd like you to add is how to do this with an IOC container so that the areas are not bound to each other. I want to be able to create a framework project for my website, then add plugin areas that are automatically registered without creating binary references. And I also need to be able to add these as projects to my Visual Studio solution for debugging.

Thanks, Jeremy
Left by Jeremy on Apr 20, 2010 2:44 PM

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I posted your comment to the user group that is reviewing this book:

Thanks for the input.
Left by Andrew Siemer on May 03, 2010 1:57 PM

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I dont think I could have said it any better with my own words. You totally demonstrate the same thoughts that I was thinking with this excellent blog post. Please keep readers such as myself engaged and keep producing such great content.
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Hi Andrew, I have recently purchased your book (MVC cookbook). When I downloaded the code from Packt Publishing website, I realized that the downloaded only includes samples from chapter one to three. Can you please let me know where to get the rest of sample code.
Thank you very much.
Left by Fatah on Jun 06, 2011 7:51 AM

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I want to move my all sites (perl-cgi) on MVC.. its gr8 one
Left by logical on Nov 25, 2011 12:57 AM

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