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ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Quickly by Maarten Balliauw

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Chapter 1. ASP.NET MVC

Over the years, people have been asking the ASP.NET support team for the ability to develop web applications using a model-view-controller (MVC) architecture. In October 2007, Scott Guthrie presented the first preview of the ASP.NET MVC framework. Ever since, the interest in this product has been growing, and a vast amount of example applications, components, and so on have been released on the Internet by enthusiast bloggers and Microsoft employees.

This chapter describes the MVC pattern and explains the reason why Microsoft started the ASP.NET MVC framework project. It also compares ASP.NET MVC with ASP.NET Webforms and provides guidance on choosing between the two approaches for professional web development.

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