Moving to MVC3 for Web Forms Developers


The biggest problem for developers moving to MVC is not being able to use a lot of the Web Forms knowledge we’ve already spent so much time learning. This presentation will take the developer from something they already know – ASP.NET Web Forms – and move them into MVC utilizing the knowledge they already have for Web Forms. We will review a complete ASP.NET Web Forms application where we do common tasks, and then see how to do the equivalent type of task in MVC. Procedures such as Data Binding, Error Handling, URL routing, AJAX, and more will be covered. No MVC talk would be complete without discussing how to unit test our MVC code as well. This discussion will also cover common controls (grids, etc) available to the developer and how client libraries used to enhance our MVC applications.

Adam Tuliper

Adam Tuliper is a software architect with Cegedim and has been developing software for over 16 years. He’s a Certified Scrum Master and MCPD Enterprise Applications Developer. Adam started his work in security and reverse engineering (x86 based – pre .NET) with the direction of going into the software protection and anti-piracy field. He has been deeply involved in .NET internals since early .NET beta and currently works extensively with WCF, ASP.NET, SQL Server, MVC, C#, jQuery, and Silverlight. Adam is an INETA Community Speaker and speaks at Tech Ed, .NET User Groups, and other events. Besides development, he has performed security audits and penetration testing for large and small companies alike and really really likes security.