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SignalR Blueprints

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  • Discover how to use SignalR with ASP.NET MVC 5
  • Learn how to apply security to your applications
  • Understand the significance of publish and subscribe models
  • Discover the wonders of Model-View-ViewModel as a frontend pattern
  • Learn how to decouple your applications and really apply the SOLID principles
  • Deploy SignalR and real-time thinking to the mobile space through Windows Phone 8.1 RT
  • Apply Domain Driven Design through Command Query Responsibility Segregation

SignalR is an ASP.NET library that enables web developers to add real-time web functionality to ASP.NET applications.

In this book, you'll learn the technical aspects of SignalR and understand why and when you should use SignalR in different use cases. The focus on quality combined with clear, real-world examples will enable you to successfully create your own maintainable software in no time. The book starts by covering the need for SignalR before moving on to its architecture. We'll then take you through the building of a forum that benefits from SignalR. You will also see how to connect your phone as a frontend for SignalR. We will then cover some of the out-of-the-box techniques that you can apply to find out why hosting your solution is vital.

By the end of this book, you will understand the sweet spots of SignalR, and more importantly, how it can be part of improving the user experience.

  • Learn how to apply real-time communications to your application
  • Understand high-level concepts such as high frequency messaging with SignalR
  • A step-by-step guide with real-world examples to help you develop applications
Page Count 244
Course Length 7 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781783983124
Date Of Publication 25 Feb 2015
The goal – how to create a basic forum discussion site
Getting started – creating an MVC template
Preparing our web application for SignalR
How to create your UI for threads on your forum
Our first hub – threads
The detail view – posts on specific threads
The goal – how to bring to life an imagined news site
Getting started – creating an MVC template
Creating the models
Putting in place the Data Access Layer
The look and feel
The magic code
The newsroom
Finding the needle in the haystack
Master/detail – navigation
The goal – mobile banking
The goal – rinse and repeat


Einar Ingebrigtsen

Einar Ingebrigtsen has been working professionally with software since 1994—ranging from games development on platforms such as PlayStation, Xbox, and the PC to the enterprise line of business application development since 2002. He has always focused on creating great products with great user experiences, putting the user first. Einar was a Microsoft MVP awardee from October 2008 until July 2015, which he was awarded for his work in the community and in the Silverlight space with open source projects such as Balder, a 3D engine for Silverlight. For years, Einar ran a company called Dolittle together with partners, doing consultancy work and building their own products with their own open source projects at the heart of what they did. Amongst the clients that Dolittle has had over the last couple of years include NRK (the largest TV broadcaster in Norway), Statoil (a Norwegian oil company), Komplett (the largest e-commerce company in Norway), and Holte (a leading Norwegian developer for construction software). Today, Einar works for Microsoft as a technical evangelist, focusing on Azure and advising ISVs, which meant giving up the MVP title.

A strong believer in open source, he runs a few projects in addition to Balder, the largest being Bifrost (http://bifr.st), a line of business platforms for .NET developers, and also worth mentioning is Forseti (http://github.com/dolittle/forseti), a headless auto-running JavaScript test runner.

Additionally, Einar loves talking at user groups and conferences and has been a frequent speaker at Microsoft venues, talking about different topics—the last couple of years he has mostly focused on architecture, code quality, and cloud computing.

His personal blog is at http://www.ingebrigtsen.info.

Einar has also published another book on the subject of SignalR Blueprints, by Packt Publishing.