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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET MVC by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 4. Inside Controllers

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol

The primary goal of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern is to separate as neatly as possible the code that generates the graphical interface displayed to users from the code that manages any user actions. For years, taking code and presentation logic out of the view has been a task that developers faced on a daily basis.

Nearly every developer and engineer would agree in principle that separation between a graphical interface and any code behind it is a key design achievement. Everybody sees the value in it. But recognizing a general principle is one thing; it is quite another to apply it systematically in everyday work. ...

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