Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start – 01 What’s New in ASP.NET 4.5


Source – Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start

In order to do web development, you need to understand the following:

Visual Studio

  • HTML5 and CSS3 standards and smarts
  • JavaScript language features
  • Page Inspector
  • One code editor for client and server
  • Web Essentials extension

NuGet

  • Package manager – new way to bring dependencies into the project
  • Install and configure in your project
  • Handle dependencies and versions

ASP.NET

  • Model Binding with ASP.NET Web Forms – Strongly Typed Data Controls
  • Web Forms Friendly URLs
  • Same routing system as MVC – in fact the routing system houses in ASP.NET but MVC also uses it
  • Bundling and Optimization
  • LESS editor
  • Page Inspector
  • async
    • async and threading are kind of different
    • Client.DownloadStringTaskAsync
    • Task.WaitAll – blocks the current thread until all of the specified async requests have completed
    • Task.WhenAll – will wait for all of the specified async requests to finish before returning
    • “Async” and “await” keywords
    • “Async = true” on the page
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