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…