The Open Source ASP.NET MVC Project that helps nerds and computer people plan get-togethers. You can see the site running LIVE at http://www.nerddinner.com. This project's goal is to
create the best website for Technology People to host their Lunches, Flashmobs, Dinners and informal get-togethers.
As of August 2011, we are almost done updating the source to ASP.NET MVC 3 and adding a bunch of new features. You can get the source from the
Source Code tab above if you like, or wait for a formal release in the next few weeks.
Here's what we're working on:
- Mvc 3 + Razor - added
- EF Code First (for a database that already exists!) - added
- All libraries via NuGet - added
- YepNope with Modernizr - added
- JQuery Mobile beta 2 - added, some back button issues
- An updated MobileCapableRazorViewEngine fixing
a nasty caching bug Scott introduced a few years back
- This probably needs to be tested some more then Pete and I will make it a NuGet package for MVC3. MVC4 will have formal support for mobile views baked in.
- Geolocation, both desktop and mobile - added, some mobile work needed
- MvcHtml5Templates by Scott Kirkland - added
- ELMAH (and MiniProfiler to come soon) - almost done
- 51Degrees Mobile capabilities module - added
- DotNetOpenAuth by Andrew Arnott - added
- proper Web Deploy Transforms - added
- OpenID - added
- Support all Countries - added
- Exploit Virtual Earth's APIs more - added "draggable pins"
- RSS Feeds for all pages - added a main one, need more?
- iCal downloads for all events - added an iCal feed, and iCal for each details
- "My" Dinners - added
- Mobile version of the site - added
- Twitter integration? Facebook integration? - Added Facebook, Twitter, sharing
- Blog Badges showing nearby dinners with automatic geo-location. - Added Flair, updating with cleaner implementation
- As many Tests and as much Coverage as we can stomach - need volunteers
- Continuous Integration Server - almost done. Thanks JetBrains!
We are currently adding lots of new features to NerdDinner. Would you like to help?
The original tutorial no longer applies exactly, as it was written a few years ago for an older version of MVC. That said, it can still be a good learning tool so you can download a 185-page free PDF walkthrough loaded with code and screenshots
Also, if you have made a modification to NerdDinner, for example, to get it to run on Azure, or with NHibernate, let us know and we'll link it here!
Other NerdDinner forks/versions out there:
Leave your feature ideas at http://feedback.nerddinner.com. Put bugs above in the "Issue Tracker."
Here's instructions if you want to run
Nerddinner on Mono/Linux.