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An ASP.NET MVC Project Template for building Software as a Service (SaaS) and multi-tenant applications quickly using Twitter's Bootstrap UI Framework.

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ShoelaceMVC 2.0 (The SaaS Edition)

Software as a Service (SaaS) Starter Project Template for ASP.NET MVC

Developers are one of the few people that can build a product out of nothing and start a business with with just their computer and some free time. ShoelaceMVC aims to be a project template for a new generation of software. Based on the VS2013 ASP.NET project tempalte, it adds additional features like tenant accounts, subdomain and vanity domain routing per-tenant, and other tools that let you focus on building your product and not your infrastructure. For best results, use along with Windows Azure to add on-demand scaling in the cloud and you've got yourself a recipe for building an incredibly solid product. Go build your app and let ShoelaceMVC lay the groundwork!

Getting Started

ShoelaceMVC started in 2011 as a starter kit that used Twitter's Bootstrap framework (including compliant scaffolding) and a CodeFirst Membership provider. It was great, but in VS2013, the default project template is nearly identical in funtionality as ShoelaceMVC was. In essence, it was obsolete. When starting with the SaaS 2.0 version of ShoelaceMVC, look in the ShoelaceMVC-SaaS-Multitenant folder. Once the SaaS project itself gets in a state that's awesome and great, it'll be gutted as an actual VS Project Template. Unfortunately, VS Project Templates are really slow to add new features and test and pull back into a template because of all the search/replace that has to happen for namespaces and things, so that may be a month or two down the road. In the meantime, check out the project and file bugs or send a pull request! :D

License

Copyright (c) 2011 - 2013 Ryan Hayes, Sonata Cove Software, LLC

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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