An Overview of the MS Web Stack of Love

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Oh yes. Building web applications on the Microsoft stack continues to evolve. There’s lots of great tools to leverage, but it can be difficult to keep up with all the options. In this technical and fast-paced session, you’ll learn from Scott Hanselman how the pieces fit together. We’ll look at ASP.NET MVC 3, MvcScaffolding, Entity Framework Code First (Magic Unicorn Edition), SQL Compact 4, jQuery and more. We’ll also see how many times Scott can say “unobtrusive” in a single talk. You’ll leave this session with a clear understanding of the technology options available on the Microsoft Web Stack. What’s changed since PDC? What direction are we doing? Let’s see what we can build in a PowerPoint-free hour with the Microsoft Web Stack of Love.

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    The Discussion

    • xeb

      This was an awesome presentation.  Hanselman was hilarious & gave a great overview of IIS Express, MVC3 and some EF + MvcScaffolding.

      I really hope it will be online soon -- if only for the humor.

    • Scott Hanselman

      Thanks, it was the most fun I've had all year.

    • Scott Hanselman

      Oh, and by the way, you can learn about the tool I demoed, "Glimpse" at http://getglimpse.com.

    • George

      Your presentation is AWESOME!!!!

      You are by far the best presenter (at least in Microsoft)! ;)

    • iraSenthil

      Super Cool demo.

    • John

      Yes, share the Love! I was having a really crappy day at the office, this talk made my day.

    • scyonx

      Amazing presentation on the web stack. Definitely my favorite MIX 11 video .... oh wait, I haven't seem Miguel De Icaza's yet Smiley

    • Jonas Wikstrom

      Thanks Scott for the best session on the Mix...

    • Brendan

      Love it when Scott gets on a roll in his talks.. Had me in stitches!

    • Dawid

      While watching this presentation I was thinking what kind of drug are you taking and that I want it so badly as well, great job, it was "the awesomest" talk I've seen in a long time :-)

    • Dan

      Where is the downloadable High Qualitity Video ?

    • Bart Czernicki

      Great job...

      Always learn cool tricks from your presentation. I can't believe how easy it is to install and auto-get ELMAH to run in your app with NuGet.

    • exoteric

      ROFL: "Don't clap for IE 6 sucking less" Big Smile

    • Haddicus

      "It's like TiVo for yellow screens of death"

      Scotty, you are great my man. Funny, knowledgeable, and the best part, you introduced me to MVC for the first time and I love it (nerddinner)! Thanks for all you do!

    • steelcuda

      Scott - Awesome session.  I was in a focus group on "Why I chose to attend MIX".  I was thinking at the time "Because of Scott's sessions" as I could hear the laughter through the wall.

    • Breno Ferreira

      Congrats Scott!!! This was really one of the most awesome presentations ever! Great job Scott and all of the guys on the Web Plataform Team!

    • antony

      i try in both [IE and chrome] and found that quality is not better. i really can't see what you done in your visual studio. can you say any good way to watch it clearly

    • mchen


      Was there any link to demo projects, or codes available to download?


    • Bart Czernicki

      This was a great session, plus with the "enable SSL" checkbox demo that was probably the funniest tech demo I have seen ever.

    • Scott Hanselman

      Antony - sounds like a slow connection. Download the high quality offline?

    • Adil Mughal

      Fun to watch... Nice one ScottHa

    • BoomWav

      Really great demo. The talk don't hang too long in the 101 stuff and show the new stuff. It worked great for me. I really like your presentation Scott, keep them coming!

    • Scott​Hurlbert

      Hey Scott, great stuff. One thing that has plagued me as I try to use these tools is documentation. For example, the MvcScaffolding - where can I find out how to really use it. IE, where is the API documented? Thanks and please keep producing these great presentations. Scott

    • Chris

      This has to be one of the greatest demos/talks of all time. In the words of Lewis Black. "I was laughing my t!ts off!"

    • Toty Santana

      As always a fantastic presentation with a unique blend of fun and knowledge which only Scott has the secret to.

      It is highest rated presentation so far on this mix.

    • Michael Agbamuche

      Thanks Scott H for this lo you have a way of making this whole asp.NET MVC thingy look like a walk in the park. funny enough, it is, all thanks to you.

      Wish you could do something like this in Nigeria or Africa.

    • Eric W

      MP4 wont play on Zune HD, zune client says invalid format :(

    • SonnyN

      Thanks Scott for the great presentation.

      You are amazing!

      I have enjoyed listening to the presentation and great to hear about all these Lego blocks. 

      Thanks to the MIX team for making this available online.

    • ali

      hi chat my?

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