Archive for the 'MVC' Category

25
Aug

Twitter Bootstrap and ASP.NET MVC – Building a Responsive UI

I just finished reading O’Reilly’s Bootstrap by Jake Spurlock. It got me very excited about Bootstrap, and naturally I wanted to see how it would play with ASP.NET MVC.

This article does a fantastic job of demonstrating how to take the default MVC 4 internet application template and make a few simple modifications to fully integrate Bootstrap. You can then save the project as a template and create new MVC Bootstrap projects from File -> New Project.

I’m excited to try this out on a project I’m working on: heavy on the forms data entry app. Bootstrap and MVC 4 should be a perfect combination.

23
Oct

New Beginnings

I’m starting a new project, affectionately called HealthTracker.  This will be a place that I can track statistics related to my health.  This is not a revolutionary product, and there are many other fitness tracking applications out there.  However, I have not found one that tracks the items I’m interested in, such as triglycerides or  blood sugars.

In addition to wanting to track this data, I also want to learn some new technology.  I tried out ASP.NET MVC back in Nov 2007 when it was first released, but had to move back to web forms because of some IIS 6 incompatibilities, the details of which I don’t remember.  Well, with the release of Visual Studio 2010 and MVC 2, I’m ready to give it another go.  I have a developer account on Azure, so that’s where it will be hosted.  Lastly, I plan on picking up a Windows Phone 7 device when they’re released, so I might as well build a Silverlight client.

That’s quite a series of new stuff for me, especially considering I’m going to try to keep things in accordance with best practices of Dependency Injection, Unit Testing, etc.  But I think it should be fun, and will definitely be a learning experience.