Upgrade to ASP.Net MVC5 – companies demand it from new recruits

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The new upgrade ASP.NET MVC 5 is here. There are many new features and as a result companies are demanding that new recruits know it and team leaders must know it so that they could guide their teams with the upgrade.

So what’s new in MVC 5?

One ASP.NET

Now customize your MVC project and configure authentication using the One ASP.NET project creation wizard.

So now there’s no Web Forms project or MVC project type, there’s just ASP.NET. The Web MVC project templates integrate seamlessly with the new One ASP.NET experience.

ASP.NET Identity

The MVC project templates have been updated to use ASP.NET Identity for authentication and identity management. ASP.NET identity can be used for authentication and identity management. Third party login providers like Facebook, Google are also fully supported.

Bootstrap

The MVC project template has been updated to use Bootstrap to provide a sleek and responsive look and feel that you can easily customize.

Bootstrap is a CSS framework by which you can create responsive web pages. Bootstrap – created @Twitter in mid 2010- has become one of the most popular front-end frameworks. We have other course for training in Bootstrap.

Authentication filters

Authentication filters can be used to authenticate users by custom or third party authentication providers.​

Authentication filters are a new kind of filter in ASP.NET MVC that run before authorization filters in the MVC pipeline and allow you to specify authentication logic per-action, per-controller or globally for all controllers.

Authentication filters process credentials in the request and provide a corresponding principal. They can also add authentication challenges in response to unauthorized requests.

Filter overrides

You can now override which filters apply to a given action method or controller by specifying an override filter. Override filters specify a set of filter types that should not be run for a given scope (action or controller).

This allows you to configure filters that apply globally but then exclude certain global filters from applying to specific actions or controllers.

Attribute routing

Routing is how ASP.NET MVC matches a URI to an action. MVC 5 supports a new type of routing, called attribute routing. Attribute routing uses attributes to define routes. You can specify your routes by annotating your actions and controllers.

Attribute routing gives you more control over the URIs in your web application.

The earlier style of routing, called convention-based routing, is still fully supported. You can even combine both techniques in the same project.

New Scaffolding System

ASP.NET Scaffolding is a code generation framework for ASP.NET Web applications. Visual Studio 2013 includes pre-installed code generators for MVC and Web API projects.

You add scaffolding to your project when you want to quickly add code that interacts with data models. Using scaffolding can reduce the amount of time to develop standard data operations in your project.

With all the new additions, the changes are big enough for the two products to be far apart. Also the learning curve would be longer. Companies are hankering down their employees to learn the new skill and are looking for the same in new recruits and whilst promoting employees to leader roles.

So get onto it.