Learn how to take advantage the rich array of services Windows Azure offers to scale your site. We'll see how to start with a standard ASP.NET site hosted on Windows Azure Web Sites and take advantage of Service Bus Integration, Storage, CDN, and Caching in Web Role.
Find out how to build websites that work great on mobile devices using new features in ASP.NET MVC. You've got a range of option, from built-in adaptive rendering (using standard CSS media queries) to offering mobile and device-specific views with Display Modes, all the way to full mobile websites powered by jQuery Mobile and the ASP.NET MVC Mobile Application template.
What if you could enable users to log into your site using social services like Facebook, Google, Twitter and their Microsoft Account? What if you could create full Facebook applications without having to spend time learning about the Facebook developer platform? You can! ASP.NET now offers great support for social platforms and services, and in this platform you'll learn how to put that new power to work!
You'll learn how to get started with ASP.NET MVC 4. Starting with a new project, you'll see how to add in data access with Entity Framework Code First, build out some business logic and client-side interaction, and deploy it using Windows Azure Web Sites. You'll then see how new features in ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework migrations, and Visual Studio 2012 help you to gracefully handle site updates.
Your web applications can do a lot more than serve HTML to browsers. With ASP.NET Web API, you can easily provide powerful services in a variety of formats (including XML and JSON) without your having to fight with formats, plumbing code, and configuration. ASP.NET Web API was designed to help you leverage the HTTP protocol, so you can build services the right way minimal effort. You'll see how you can take make use of these services to power devices and apps as well as cutting edge Ajax clients.
Jon Galloway shows how easy it is to take advantage of some seriously powerful features in ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012. He covers top new features of the latest releases (and some sneak peeks at some unreleased ones, too!) and shows how they all fit together into a cohesive, comprehensive web development toolkit that provides you with both ease of use and extreme flexibility.