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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET MVC by Dino Esposito

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Appendix A. ReSharper and the Power of Tools

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Aristotle

Do you remember what it meant dealing with Web applications back in the '90s? Very much of it was a manual process. If you wanted a table, you had to render it out yourself. If you needed forms, you had to type in each HTML element manually. And it was just ordinary business at the time. When ASP.NET MVC came along in late 2007 and proposed a similar model for arranging the response to a request, well, to many people it was like déjà-vu—an unpleasant and bitter déjà-vu.

In fact, during initial talks and workshops I gave on ASP.NET MVC, there was some negativity in the air. After all, we were moving away from the productivity that frameworks such ...

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