Imagine if architects had to be the janitor for every building they designed. With an understaffed Channel 9 development team handling production support on a web farm built from mismatched servers, something had to be done. When Windows Azure was launched in the summer of 2010 the development team saw it as a way to hand off support and return to building features.
There has been an increasing trend in the ASP.NET team lately to adopt more Open Source - from supporting JQuery and Modernizr, to releasing sources for some underlying platform components. InfoQ gets in touch with Scott Hunter, Principal Program Manager Lead for ASP.NET to learn about this new trend, drivers behind some recent decisions and how things might look in the future.
During the first week of May InfoQ went to Redmond for an informal meeting to discuss emerging trends. Normally when we go on this sort of fact-finding mission the reporter’s notes are off the record but we asked for permission to publish them as-is. With the exception of removing email addresses and one piece of NDA material, these are the notes shared within our editorial staff.
When Trygve Reenskaug invented the MVC pattern, he intended for all models to come with default views and controllers. Richard Pawson shows how that vision can be achieved with EF 4 and ASP.NET MVC. 29
Today, InfoQ publishes and excerpt(PDF) from Test-Drive ASP.NET MVC written by Jonathan McCracken. We also used the opportunity to interview the author.
TekPub is an interesting case about company who started on ASP.NET MVC and quickly moved to Ruby on Rails. We had the opportunity to talk with them about their technology turnaround. 21
Today, InfoQ publishes an excerpt from ASP.NET MVC in Action written by Jeffrey Palermo, Ben Scheirman and Jimmy Bogard. We also used the opportunity to interview the authors. 1
Billy McCafferty presents S#arp Architecture, an ASP.NET MVC framework meant to leverage current best practices in architecting ASP.NET web applications. 6
Grzegorz Gogolowicz and Matthew Dressel demonstrate how to extend Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to support column level permissions. 8