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Jim Hammond (2) [Avatar] Offline
#1
One chapter at the end mentions some new features of MVC 4, such as DisplayModes and bundling, but those terms are not mentioned elsewhere in the book, so does that mean the reader is only learning MVC 3 or MVC 2 until the last few pages? Would the reader have to then figure out how to refactor all of the code in the book to leverage MVC 4?
JSkinner (8) [Avatar] Offline
#2
Re: Is the third edition really about MVC 4?
Hi Jim

The 3rd edition was initially written for MVC3 (previously it was ASP.NET MVC 3 in Action), but when the book was about to be published Microsoft began releasing previews for MVC4, so the book was modified to include sections on MVC4 as well.

All of the information throughout the earlier parts of the book are still relevant when moving from with MVC4 - there are no breaking changes in backwards compatibility when moving from MVC3 to MVC4, so there is no need to refactor any examples built on MVC3 in order to work with MVC4.

Jeremy
Jim Hammond (2) [Avatar] Offline
#3
Re: Is the third edition really about MVC 4?
So the code DOES NOT take advantage of the features of MVC 4, and thus, I would have to refactor it myself if I wanted it to take advantage of the features of MVC 4. Thanks.