Free ASP.NET MVC eBook - NerdDinner.com Walkthrough
Today is a pretty cool day. It's the culmination of a bunch of little stuff and a lot of hard work by some really nice dudes. Here's a few surprises.
Rob, Phil, and I have been working on the ASP.NET MVC book for a while. One (poorly kept) surprise is the inclusion of ScottGu as an author on the book. Between the four of us, we got enough forehead space for like six guys.
Here's where it gets cool.
Free ASP.NET MVC eBook
Today we're releasing the first 185 pages of the book as a FREE PDF download.
Not only that, it's licensed as Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives. You can share, distribute, hand out, transmit it all you like. You can even include it in your own book if you'd like. ;)
We worked really hard on this chapter, but the real applause goes to ScottGu who closed down Starbucks a number of times, working late into the night. If you enjoy ScottGu's Epic Blog Posts, here's 185 pages of Epic. This chapter will be Chapter 1 in the book; kind of a book within a book.
The book itself is deep in production but this should hold you off for a while, I hope. ;)
Free ASP.NET MVC Sample Application - NerdDinner
Next, we're releasing the NerdDinner sample application at http://nerddinner.codeplex.com as MS-Pl. It's not nearly as sophisticated as the MVC Storefront, but it's pretty cool and does some nice stuff in a very clean way, in our opinion.
There's also more Full Application Samples to be had at http://www.asp.net/mvc with more to come soon!
Big thanks also to the NerdDinner style designer Michael Dorian Bach and to Dave Ward for his jQuery ninja skills. Thanks also to Steve Harman for his peer review. (I'm getting there! Soon...)
I'll be maintaining the application with all these folks, and you're welcome to join in! I'm hoping to add features like RSS, iCal, Blog Badges, jQuery UI controls, OpenID and more in the coming weeks. Wanna help?
I'll be presenting NerdDinner and the code at Mix 09 next week on Thursday at 2:30pm in session "T49F" called
"File|New -> Company: Creating NerdDinner.com with Microsoft ASP.NET MVC "
You can sign up for my talk by going to the Mix Session Builder, entering "T49F" and clicking on the "Green Plus Sign" next to the title.