It’s been quite some time now since Microsoft launched their first “pre-beta” version of the (almost) famous ASP.NET MVC framework for community testing. It passed a number of revisions, updates; they reworked a lot of things, introduced new features and now release candidate 1.0 is out (it’s been quick – RC2 is out!).
As many ASP.NET developers are aware, this framework is incompatible in many ways with the current Web Forms approach which gained popularity in 2001. A reasonable question is why does Microsoft invest heavily in a competing project? Apparently for good reasons.
With 2 ASP.NET MVC projects commencing recently at Revium we are going to explore these good reasons. The projects are:
- VASA – medium complexity web site
- Membership Today Mobile – dynamic web site for handheld devices
By the way, Microsoft just announced a nice set of tutorials on the ASP.NET MVC web site. Before that (for a year or so) it was just a lot of blogs and 3rd party manuals scattered around the net.
Stay tuned as we are going to provide an update on our findings…