ASP.Net MVC Framework and Rails December 11 2007

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ASP.NET MVC Design Philosophy
This week the first preview of the ASP.NET MVC framework was released to the web as part of the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP Preview. It’s been a few months since we started coding and as the lead developer on the project I’d like to share my thoughts on the design of this framework. This isn’t a post about why MVC is great. Instead, it’s a post about what we did to make MVC happen in ASP.NET.

Using ASP.NET MVC With Visual Web Developer Express
Some developers who downloaded the ASP.NET Extensions CTP specifically for ASP.NET MVC and then opened up Visual Web Developer like it was Christmas morning instead got a lump of coal.

We currently only include Web Application Projects for ASP.NET MVC, which Visual Web Developer does not support. I was planning to write up a post on this, but Scott Koon beat me to it.

And thank goodness! I’m busy enough as it is already. It’s all part of my master plan to have members of the community doing my job for me so we can finally take that trip to Tahiti and sip margaritas while I tell my bosses I’m “telecommuting”. ;) Seriously though, I appreciate it.

Rails 2.0.1 Released!
While the SitePoint crew were busy sunning themselves by the pool on our annual Xmas trip, the Rails core team packaged up version 2.0 of the Ruby on Rails framework and released it on the world. I expect the team probably had a fairly stressful weekend putting out a few fires (understandable given this is a major release). The result of their hard work is that, after only a couple of days, version 2.0.1 is already upon us.

If you’re using Ruby Gems, update your Rails install by typing:

gem install rails --include-dependencies

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