Jan 262013
 
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Since 2001 Syncfusion provides the broadest range of enterprise-class software components and tools for the Microsoft .NET platform, so it’s not a surprise that as a Software Consultant several times in my working career I had to deal with their libraries and components which usually were reliable, good quality and easy to use.

succintly

That said, this blog post is not about their components, as there are plenty of information out there, but about what Syncfusion introduced in May 2012, which is what they call Succinctly Series, and in particular about the book called ASP.NET MVC 4 Mobile Web Site by Lyle Luppes

Let’s start from the beginning by introducing what Succinctly Series is all about and the best thing would be to directly take a quote from the Syncfusion blog:

While a lot of information on application development is available on the internet and in books, that information is becoming harder to digest. If you do not enjoy reading several 500+ page books, or scouring the web for relevant blog posts and articles, you have come to the right place.
Syncfusion publishes the Succinctly series concise technical books that target developers working on the Microsoft platform. Each book is around 100 pages and is guaranteed to enlighten you on the topic of interest. Download a copy, get a cup of your favorite beverage, and enjoy!

Isn’t that great? Syncfusion is offering for free high quality books that are condensed and go “straight to the point”, which saves long hours of reading that none of us really have.

ASP.NET MVC 4 Mobile Web Sites Succinctly

The book that I particularly liked as it goes beyond the classical “let’s develop in ASP.NET MVC framework” is the ASP.NET MVC 4 Mobile Web Site Succinctly by Lyle Luppes, that describes how developers that are currently using ASP.NET MVC 3 can move to MVC 4 with minimal effort.
I firmly believe that this book will offer you a great help when deciding about how to make a website with MVC 4 that can handle the unique challenges presented by mobile and desktop clients.
Needless to say that the code samples are freely downloadable.

Desktop != Tablet != Phone

Who should be interested in reading this book?

This book is for developers who are currently using Microsoft ASP.NET and MVC to create websites, and who are interested in creating websites that play nicely with mobile devices.

Purpose?

It‘s designed to be a quick read for developers and to help them understand the concepts they need to know to improve their websites when it comes to dealing with mobile devices.

Table of Contents

  1. I Love MVC 4!
  2. Why a Book about Mobile-Friendly Websites?
  3. Designing Mobile-Friendly Websites
  4. Building an MVC Mobile Website
  5. Making It Mobile-Friendly
  6. Making It Look Good
  7. Using Mobile Device Meta Tags
  8. Tips and Tricks
  9. Enhancing Performance
  10. Still Using MVC 3?
  11. Conclusion

Conclusion

If you are a ASP.NET MVC developer I strongly advise you to take a look at this book and perhaps to other great content that Syncfusion offers. As I started working on my new, side project, www.linktotweet.com I will definitively start applying some code found in the book in order to build a more mobile friendly version.
Pleaset let me know what do you think about the book and would you advise it to others?

zoran maksimovic
About the author:
My name is Zoran Maksimovic. I'm a passionate programmer and interested in everything about Software Development, Object-Oriented Design and Software Architecture. Feel free to contact me or to know more about me in the about section.
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  3 Responses to “Syncfusion: ASP.NET MVC 4 Mobile Web Sites Succinctly”

  1. [...] Maksimovic, author of the agile-code blog, wrote about our ASP.NET MVC 4 Websites Succinctly e-book. Zoran does a great job of explaining how [...]

  2. hey there, these free books look good. For more free online books http://bookboon.com/ (I found some good ones on engineering math, but they have all sorts). To add to learning code, like javascript which I’m not so comfy with yet, there is an awesome free online site http://www.codecademy.com/learn. Lastly for free courses (I love free and shared stuff) of the highest quality (Andrew Ng on machine learning, nlp by the 2 of the biggest names in the field) https://www.coursera.org/ btw… link2tweet looks cool. if u need any text mining let me know :)

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