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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET MVC by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 1. ASP.NET MVC Controllers

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

Andy Warhol

ASP.NET Web Forms started getting old the day that Ajax conquered the masses. As some have said, Ajax has been the poisonous arrow shot in the heel of ASP.NET—another Achilles. Ajax made getting more and more control over HTML and client-side code a true necessity. Over time, this led to different architectures and made ASP.NET Web Forms a little less up to the task with each passing day.

Based on the same run-time environment as Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC makes developing web applications a significantly different experience. At its core, ASP.NET MVC just separates behavior from the generation of the response—a simple change, ...

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