Archives - April 2009

ASP.NET MVC on the Polymorphic Podcast

Craig Shoemaker just posted a podcast he produced with me and Eric Hexter as the guests. To be truthful, we don’t cover the basics of ASP.NET MVC . We pretty much blazed past those and got to some more interesting aspects. Listen directly here . (this is the sped-up version, which is my favorite...

Testability and TDD are not reasons to use the ASP.NET MVC Framework

Even though Microsoft continues to tout testability as a reason to adopt ASP.NET MVC over WebForms, it really isn’t a good reason.  It is interesting that this is the first product I’ve seen where there is a first-class tutorial explaining how to test code that is coupled to some part of the framework...

ARCast.TV video published on ASP.NET MVC architecture

At Tech Ed 2008, I recorded a short video with Bob Familiar discussing my breakout session, Architectural concerns with the ASP.NET MVC Framework. Granted, the information is based on a CTP of the framework, but the basic principles still apply. There is a lot of talk about loose coupling. Watch here...

You should NOT use ASP.NET MVC if. . .

You are not very comfortable with polymorphism You aren’t willing to build on top of the framework You rely on 3rd party vendor controls for lots of the UI You are averse to using open-source libraries The above are four quick reasons why WebForms may be a better for for some time to come if you...

Party with Palermo location confirmed for Tech Ed 2009

Over 150 people have already confirmed their RSVP for Party with Palermo: Tech Ed 2009 Edition .  This year is the 4th anniversary of Party with Palermo.  Party with Palermo started at Tech Ed 2005 with $0 budget and 35 people in Orlando, Fl.  It has grown quite a bit since then. If you...

ASP.NET MVC in Action talks this week (Texas, Wisconsin)

Tuesday, 14 April, 2009, AlamoCoders Title : ASP.NET MVC in Action Abstract : With the new version of ASP.NET , developers can easily leverage the Model-View-Controller pattern in ASP.NET applications. Pulling logic away from the UI and the views has been difficult for a long time. The Model-View-Presenter...

Help Support Open Source Software - Go Vote Now

Although the company I work for is a consulting company and not a product company, we have dedicated hundreds of hours to Open Source Software projects in the Microsoft .Net Framework space. I am telling you this not to brag or get some sort of special award, but rather to set the context for this post...

TechEd 2009 Party with Palermo RSVP site just launched!

You can RSVP for Party with Palermo, TechEd 2009 Edition now. Make sure to RSVP because I will have a guest list this time to avoid any line due to overattendance. If you want to ensure that you won't have to wait in a line, please fill out the registration form. If you are interested in sponsoring,...

Videocasting Alt.Net Houston this weekend

I am video casting some of Alt.Net Houston. Watch for the Alt.Net Houston kyte.tv channel here http://www.kyte.tv/ch/272888-altnethouston