A couple of days ago I went to the Bellingham .NET Users Group event for April.  Jonathan Carter, the technical evangelist for ASP.NET MVC did the talk for the evening, and I must say, it was quite interesting.

Now, personally, I am not a “web guy.”  I do nearly all of my development on the desktop, and most of my experience with web development has been using the LAMP stack, mostly via PHP.  I do try to keep current on what’s out there, and play with a few technologies as they become commonplace, but my day to day programming is still C++ and C# on the desktop.

That being said, I was pleasantly surprised with ASP.NET MVC.  The routing mechanism that’s core to the framework is very elegant.  It does seem obvious to me that Microsoft is borrowing ideas from the Ruby on Rails folks with this – it’s a pretty far departure from the previous means of developing using ASP.NET.

In particular, I love the separation of concerns and the testability.  I definitely think it’s worth checking out…

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One Response to “ASP.NET MVC”
  1. Derek Smyth says:

    Hello again Reed, had a gander at your blog.

    Yes the ASP.NET MVC is well worth checking out, I not a web guy either but for the reasons you mentioned I’d develop with MVC. The web guys I do know won’t touch anything but ASP.NET MVC.

    The jQuery library that I think ships with it adds a lot of value also. jQuery is also worth checking out on it’s own.

    Never ceases to amaze me how Microsoft gets away with stealing popular ideas. ASP.NET MVC is a blatant knock off of Ruby on Rails, thats also pretty cool, Rails comes with an excellent way to migrate structural changes to the web sites database.

    Bet that feature will come next in ASP.NET MVC. 🙂

    Take it easy.

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