Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Learning resources for ASP.NET MVC

I am getting lots of question regarding where to learn ASP.NET MVC. So I thought it will beneficial to write a blog post so that everyone get advantages of it. Today there are multiple resources available to learn ASP.NET MVC here I have listed some of the my favorite resources to learn ASP.NET MVC.


Videos are great way to learn any technology and there are many video resources are available.

1) Pluralsight free videos on www.asp.net/mvc:

On the official asp.net mvc site Pluralsight has provided 8 free videos It it a great resource for any to get started with ASP.NET MVC. Some videos are there for ASP.NET MVC 3.0 but still it is worth learning it.

2) Training video sites like Pluralsight,lynda and learn now online:

There are multiple site available which provides training videos with great content but it is paid. Here are few options
  • Pluralsight video: In terms of learning/training video Pluralsight is no.1 site in world I highly recommend their ASP.NET MVC courses. There are plenty of courses available and you can choose any of them as per your requirement. You can find all the ASP.NET MVC courses at following link.
  • Lynda.com video: Lynda.com also contains 2 video series about ASP.NET MVC you can find that from the following link.
  • LearnNowOnline Video: Learnowonline.com is another option where you can find tons of videos there. You can find all ASP.NET MVC video from the links.

3) Youtube.com:

There are plenty of videos uploaded on youtube.com by bloggers and various companies. You can search it and find suitable videos for your learning.


If you are book lover then there are plenty of books available for ASP.NET you can search amazon.com and find books as per your ASP.NET MVC learning level. Following are some of my favourite books.

1) Pro ASP.NET MVC 5 Plateform:


2) Professional ASP.NET MVC 5:


You can find more books by searching on web specific to version you want to learn.

Web sites:

There are plenty of websites and blogs are available just search it on web and you will get lots of links.
Following are my recommendations of websites:

1) www.asp.net/mvc:  One of best web site to find great content about ASP.NET MVC. There significant amount of free learning blog, tutorials,videos and lots of content available there.

2) http://www.codeproject.com/: This is a great community site and you can find lots of well written architecture and blog there.

Blogs to follow:

There are so many great blogger’s available who write great content about ASP.NET MVC and related technologies. You can follow them and get learn from the their blog post.
Some of them are my favourites following are links for that.

Scott Hanselman- www.hanselman.com

Scott Gu- http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu

Jon Galloway: http://weblogs.asp.net/jgalloway/

Phil haack -http://haacked.com/

Simone Chiaretta- http://codeclimber.net.nz/

Maarten Balliauw- http://blog.maartenballiauw.be/

ASP.NET Daily community spotlight -http://www.asp.net/ – Here you can latest collection of blogs article related to ASP.NET and other related technologies.

ASP.NET Article of the day - http://www.asp.net/community/articles - A great collection of articles related to ASP.NET MVC and other related technologies.

ASP.NET site recommend resources - http://www.asp.net/mvc/overview/getting-started/recommended-resources-for-mvc

.NET Web development and Tools Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/  Here you can get all the latest information about tool and technology related to ASP.NET MVC.

ASPInsiders offical site: http://www.aspinsiders.com/Insiders.aspx It got listed all ASPInsiders.Here you can almost all great blogs about ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC related technologies.

I tried to cover as much as possible resources to learn ASP.NET MVC but still there are lots of other resources are available so put your favourite resources on this post comments.

Stay tuned for more!!


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