NerdDinner 1.0 Complete ASP.NET MVC Sample App

Rating:        Based on 14 ratings
Reviewed:  8 reviews
Downloads: 74620
Released: Mar 10, 2009
Updated: Mar 10, 2009 by shanselman
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This is the first release of This is a zip up of the Source for 1.0.

There's a complete walk through of the site available as a FREE PDF download at

Reviews for this release

I Can't open the database file with web plateforme and visual studio express 2010 under windows 8 RTM build 9200.
by adrienysos on Aug 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM
This article is awesome. The sample source code and detailed explanations could easily grab more idea about mvc application development.. I would really like to appreciate Scott for his wonderful job!
by sijuthomasp on Apr 28, 2010 at 11:57 AM
Excellent introduction to ASP.NET MVC. Thank you so much for taking the time to create this app and write such an in-depth tutorial!
by TerminalFrost on Apr 24, 2010 at 1:54 AM
Excellent place to start. Careful when using it outside of the US. You might need some tricks regarding float types, since the decimal separator in some cultures is a comma (which is the case in Portugal). This happens for instance with the AJAX SearchByLocation command. If your culture does not use a dot as decimal separator, the request will not match the method on the Controller.
by Exley on Mar 17, 2010 at 5:53 PM
just 2 questions: 1. linq to sql or edm? someone suggest one, someone suggest the other. starting a new project which is the best solutions? 2. repository pattern: nice but create a single class with all database operations of a real application create a behemoth difficult to handle, with 100 or more methods. which may be a more "real life" solution?
by lucamorelli on Jun 6, 2009 at 6:28 PM
This is a great one. I am using this to build my personal web site for my events.
by tkchen7 on Jun 6, 2009 at 12:51 AM
Good learning found in this code and the accompanying tutorial. I tested SoC by converting the model to Entities. Rewriting involved: Views--none; Controller--minor; Model repository--moderate; Model validation--all. Could be improved on by exposing IEnumerable instead of IQueryable and further abstracting Model validation.
by krichc on May 6, 2009 at 3:47 PM
Excellent source. I use these samples to build additional web applications using MVC framework.
by dwelford on Apr 13, 2009 at 7:12 PM