ASP.NET MVC 4 Essentials

In it’s 4th release, ASP.NET MVC continues to evolve as a first class web application development environment. In this session, John will take you through the new features, will highlight what has changed since version 3. Whether you are an ASP.NET MVC veteran or brand new to the framework, this session is for you. Specific topics of coverage include new ASP.NET Web API, new project templates, enhanced mobile capabilities, new bundling/minification features to name a few. At the conclusion of this session, attendees will have a solid understanding of the capabilities of the ASP.NET MVC Framework and what’s new in version 4.

John Petersen

John Petersen has been developing software for 20 years, starting with dBase, Clipper and FoxBase + thereafter, migrating to FoxPro and Visual FoxPro and Visual Basic. Other areas of concentration include Oracle and SQL Server – versions 6-2008. John is the Philadelphia Microsoft Practice Director for CEI America (, a Microsoft Gold Partner. From 1995 to 2001, he was a Microsoft Visual FoxPro MVP. Today, his emphasis is on ASP MVC .NET applications. He is a current Microsoft ASP .NET MVP. In 1999, he wrote the definitive whitepaper on ADO for VFP Developers. In 2002, he wrote the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Databases for Que Publishing. John was a co-author of Visual FoxPro Enterprise Development from Prima Publishing with Rod Paddock, Ron Talmadge and Eric Ranft. He was also a co-author of Visual Basic Web Development from Prima Publishing with Rod Paddock and Richard Campbell. In 2004, John graduated from the Rutgers University School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree. He passed the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar exams and was in private practice for several years.