It doesn't seem like there are a lot of .NET developers out there who build their own stuff for their own sites, and if there are, they don't blog. But I know they're out there!
ASP.NET MVC: From Webforms to MVC
by Jeff Putz
The following is a barely-edited draft from the forthcoming book
that will explore Microsoft’s ASP.NET MVC framework from the
view of a traditional Webforms developer. This chapter goes over
the basic plumbing of the framework, while subsequent chapters
will be more focused on the typical use cases that every developer
encounters, and how they relate to their Webforms analogs.
Again, this is a draft, so read with caution. You can find updates on
the status of the book, which will likely be published early summer,
2009, at the following locations:
A couple of month ago, I wrote a post about the surprising advantage of MVC as an enabling technology for front end folks. The more I work with it, the more I feel that it's the key advantage to using MVC. Given my rants on why I think the user experience is so important, you can understand why I'm so excited by this.
The poor economy has had an interesting (and unfortunate for people in my position) side effect for the business of matching employers and people. The staffing agencies themselves have become so desperate to fill so few jobs that they've gone to the point of spamming prospects with irrelevant "leads." It's literally the same approach that spammers take, feeling that e-mail is cheap, and send out enough and something will stick.
I was just thinking back to Mix when I remembered some mention of the ISV program, where a couple hundred bucks a year gets you MSDN and such. The catch is that you have to release some kind "packageable" software. Seriously? Does this make sense from the company moving all of its stuff to Web-based solutions and driving the developer community in the same direction.
This is the introduction for the book I've decided to write. I'm not at all sure how it will see paper yet, and I'm OK with that. I've been looking into self-publishing or on-demand publishing and I'm fairly convinced that it's a real option. I'm still willing to talk to "real" publishers as well, and as usual, I can be reached at jeff at popw dot com.