In this article I have collated a few training links about ASP.NET SignalR. I will keep adding to this page as I find other useful free resources. If you have any videos or articles that you feel would be useful here then please let me know in the comments and I will add them to the post. I would like it to be an archive of good material.
I am a little late to the party with this one, but Microsoft recently announced the next version of ASP.NET MVC which will be version 6 and is code named vNext. What they are doing here is very cool and represents quite a major overhaul of the technology.
Here are the main features summarised :
Optimized for Cloud and on premise servers.
ASP.NET MVC and Web API have been merged into a single programming model.
New JSON based project structure.
No need to recompile for every change. Just hit save and refresh the browser.
Compilation done with the new Roslyn real-time compiler.
Dependency injection out of the box.
Side by side deployment of the runtime and framework with your application.
Everything packaged with NuGet, Including the .NET runtime itself.
vNext is Open Source via the .NET Foundation and is taking public contributions.
vNext (and Rosyln) also runs on Mono, on both Mac and Linux today.
I especially like the fact that WebAPI is being merged with MVC as this will make a much easier and cleaner framework to use for full stack development. Rest based API’s are now pretty much the in-thing when it comes to programming your back-end, so it is good to see that Microsoft are making things easier there.