Microsoft’s ASP.NET team has taken the Agile philosophy of Deploy Early, Deploy Often to heart. Close on the heels of ASP.NET MVC 2, version 3 beta has already been approved for production use. With a whole host of promising new features including the Razor syntax, this will be a hard release to ignore.
Although ASP.NET MVC 3 Preview 1 has not been announced yet, the framework can be downloaded from Microsoft downloads. The list of new features include: Dependency Injection, Razor View Engine, Dynamic View and ViewModel properties, and Global Filters.
WebMatrix is a free tool from Microsoft putting together a web server, ASP.NET + Razor, SQL Server CE and an IDE for creating simple websites.
Optional parameters have always been part of .NET, but with C# unwilling to support it, using them was generally considered taboo unless work with COM libraries. Now that C# 4 does support them, we are starting to see them used for a lot more than just legacy code. Other uses include interoperability with dynamic languages, immutable data structures, and various parts of ASP.NET MVC.
With last week’s introduction of Razor, there are now four major view engine for ASP.NET MVC. The others are Spark, NHaml, and the traditional ASPX file templates. This article introduces the four engines with a special focus on the new Razor engine.
A few days ago Scott Guthrie announced the production release of ASP.NET MVC 2. With it comes with many new features, but also some breaking changes. Compared to the rather strict rules around changing .NET’s base class library, the changes in ASP.NET MVC are almost caviler.
ASP.NET MVC 2 is now ready for production use. Microsoft’s open source MVC framework is compatible with both .NET 3.5 and the soon to be released .NET 4. It provides many new features including Templated Helpers, Areas, Asynchronous Controllers, and a new validation framework.
A new version of the Spring.NET framework, version 1.3, was recently released. InfoQ spoke with Mark Pollack, founder and lead of the Spring.NET project, to learn more about this release and what new capabilities it brings, and also to learn more about the new Spring Integration.NET project.
Clarity Consulting Inc. and Microsoft have released Facebook SDK 3.0, a toolkit allowing developers to write WPF, Silverlight, WinForms or ASP.NET applications integrated with Facebook.
Microsoft has released a new preview for ASP.NET MVC 2. Preview 2 builds on the features of Preview 1, adding client-side validation, streamlined support of Areas, and abstractions of Data Annotations validation and metadata providers.
Microsoft has released the first preview for their ASP.NET MVC v2. Highlights include a new plugable validation model, sub-projects for dividing up large websites, and an enhanced templating model.
Eric Nelson, a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft and Technical Editor of MSDN UK Flash, has compiled a list of 23 .NET open source projects mostly based on recommendations sent by UK developers. Other great projects did not make it into the list, while Microsoft’s contribution include: ASP.NET MVC, DLR, IronRuby, IronPython, MEF.
Eric Hexter and Jeffery Palermo are the founders of MVC Contrib, an open source extension to Microsoft's ASP.NET MVC. With MVC Contrib getting ready for its first first production-grade release, we asked them to take a moment to reflect on the project and ASP.NET MVC as a whole.
Many discussions of whether or not developers should use or learn ASP.NET MVC has been going on in blogs, Twitter and forums the last couple of weeks. The opinions varies from not recommended to all ASP.NET developers should learn it. InfoQ have tried to summarize some of the recent activity around this topic.
When ASP.NET MVC was first made available, Jeremy D. Miller and Chad Myers worked with the pre release versions and changed some of the underlying implementation. Later almost nothing was left of the original ASP.NET MVC implementation and they decided to create the alternative ASP.NET MVC implementation FubuMVC. Later they invited in Mark Nijhof as one of the major contributors to the project.