ASP.NET MVC CTP, podcast, and mvccontrib open source project

As Scott Guthrie has stated, Microsoft is hoping to release the first public CTP of the ASP.NET MVC Framework tomorrow.  This is very exciting.

If you are interested, you can listen to a podcast Craig Shoemaker recorded with me on the ASP.NET MVC Framework.

Also, there is a new open source project forming.  It’s mvccontrib.  You can go there through this link.  There is no release yet (or code), but with the CTP going public, this project is being kicked off, and we are looking for people interested in submitting patches.  Show enough interest by submitting multiple patches, and we’ll make you a committer (that’s the way open-source works).

DevTeach: Party with Palermo and speaking about ASP.NET MVC, NHibernate

DevTeach starts Monday in Vancouver, and after the pre-con we’re kicking it off with a blow-out Party with Palermo.  This is the official social event of the DevTeach conference, and it’s open to all conference attendees as well as the local community.  In short, if you are in Vancouver Monday night, come on out to Steamworks.  Click over here for all the details and to see the nearly 200 people who are already RSVPed and the sponsors who are helping to make it happen.

Tuesday afternoon I’ll be filling in for Ben Day in the architecture track and giving a talk outlining how NHibernate (an ORM) fits nicely into your application architecture without coupling too closely to the framework itself. (Tuesday 1:30pm)  Be sure to attend James KovacsThe Persistence Ignorant Domain Model” talk about NHibernate earlier Tuesday morning.

Wednesday morning be sure to come to my session on the ASP.NET MVC framework.  This framework is set to change the way so many developers make ASP.NET web applications.  It won’t be long before we’ll be able to say goodbye to Web Forms. . . except for all the legacy Web Forms code out there :-(.  Check out the DevTeach session schedule for more details on the talk.

And if you want more MVC goodness (and who wouldn’t), then you should go to Justice Gray’s session also on MVC architecture.  Our sessions will overlap a tad, but he’ll cover a lot of things that I won’t, so I highly recommend you hit both.