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ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Quickly by Maarten Balliauw

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The ASP.NET MVC framework

Being a web developer, you will definitely relate to some, if not all, of the following pains. The first web applications that developers created were executable programs running on a server, which were called Common Gateway Interface (CGI) applications. These CGI programs accepted an HTTP request issued by a user's web browser, and returned HTML responses based on the requested action. One of the difficulties with these kinds of programs is that they are very hard to maintain and scale.

Along with other software companies, Microsoft started creating their own implementation for delivering interactive web applications, Active Server Pages, or ASP, at that time. One disadvantage of ASP was that code and markup were sitting ...

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