Using KnockoutJS with ASP.NET MVC


KnockoutJS is a framework for implementing MVVM architecture in client side JavaScript. Purely JavaScipt, it leverages HTML5 features to provide robust data binding and UI support. In this session we’ll discuss the basics of the Knockout framework. We’ll specifically examine it from the perspective of an ASP.NET MVC application. We’ll cover different strategies for integrating data, creating Knockout ViewModels from ASP.NET MVC ViewModels, and how to leverage MVC4 WebAPI with Knockout. We’ll investigate different application architecture strategies from traditional controller driven views to Single Page Applications.

Joel Cochran

Joel Cochran is currently serving as a Technical Evangelist on the Microsoft Civic Technology Services team. Joel was born in Virginia, grew up in Iowa, and graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. After serving in the United States Army, he moved to Florida where he fell backwards into a job at a software company. Before long he was a software developer on the IBM AS/400 platform. After moving back to Virginia a few years later, he worked for a micro-ISV writing software for local governments. This period led him through a wide range of technologies such as RPG, DB2, Java, Perl, PHP, MySQL, Linux, and more. In 2003, Joel discovered C#, .NET, and SQL Server, and has been dedicated to the Microsoft stack ever since. Over the years he has ranged through a variety of web, desktop, and database development tools and environments. An accomplished writer and speaker, Joel loves to teach and was a 6-time Microsoft MVP prior to joining the company. He lives in Harrisonburg, VA, with his family, and is an avid pool player.