Update [16th July 2010]: I’ve uploaded the mind map on MindMeister here. This should allow you to download and view the mind map in any format you wish.
Skip to part 2 : ASP.NET MVC – The ‘Hello, World!’ Mind Map
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking
– Albert Einstein
Lucky for him, Einstein wasn’t a programmer! I love reading stuff, but mostly just ‘once’. Sadly with technology, I seem to follow the ‘Out of sight is Out of mind’ philosophy, forcing me to re-read a lot of topics I’ve covered before. Trust me; nothing is worse than having to wade through ninety percent of the known to find that ten percent you are looking for – nothing.
Recently, Praful introduced me to the concept of Mind Maps and I liked it. I’ve been studying ASP.NET MVC and thought it would be refreshing to take notes using a Mind Map. I struggled with the first one, but I’m really beginning to like them. I created my first Mind Map yesterday in FreeMind, a free Mind Mapping software. It is a really easy to use once you get the hang of it.
My first Mind Map – An introduction to ASP.NET MVC.
And what is a Mind Map? Well a Mind Map is simply a graphical way to take notes. Tony Buzan is one of the prominent promoters of the Mind Mapping technique and claims it can be used as a mnemonic device to remember stuff! I sure hope hes telling the truth!
My next ASP.NET MVC Mind Map is going to be – Understanding your first ASP.NET MVC application. Stay tuned :)