VSLive – ASP.NET MVC (or MS discovers Struts)
Stephen Walther is the presenter and I like his style. Easy going, minimal slides, and good examples with explanations
It is a new technology for web developers and not to replace WebForms. I usually had a hard time with this with .NET devs in the past. I am glad there is something there now that I can show with the MS stamp of approval.
MVC = Model – View – Controller
It was built on codeplex in an agile pattern and is open source. He is now going to show a CRUD application. It is good to see how people use VS.
Sweet – it prompts you to create unit test from the start. Nice little lecture on why testing is important especially when you need to touch other peoples code. Hallelujah he says to delete the sample files since they just end up confusing you.
Invest the ADO.NET Entity data model framework (“the way forward”) rather than LINQ -but they are very similar
He is going to talk about Model Binding which is the new concept for MS. You can register your own model binders.
Holy cow this is so much better than web forms but still not good enough – I am really going to focus on the WCF and REST sessions. I was done with this style of development quite some time ago.