Book Review: ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Quickly


Hi all.

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.


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