Two weeks ago at MIX we released ASP.NET MVC 1.0. ASP.NET MVC is a free, fully supported, Microsoft product that enables developers to easily build web applications using a model-view-controller pattern. ASP.NET MVC provides a “closer to the metal” web programming option for ASP.NET. It enables full control over HTML markup and URL structure, and facilitates unit testing and a test driven development workflow.
Releasing the ASP.NET MVC source code under MS-PL
I’m excited today to announce that we are also releasing the ASP.NET MVC source code under the Microsoft Public License (MS-PL). MS-PL is an OSI-approved open source license. The MS-PL contains no platform restrictions and provides broad rights to modify and redistribute the source code. You can read the text of the MS-PL at: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/ms-pl.html
Learning more about ASP.NET MVC
To learn more about ASP.NET MVC, you can read my free ASP.NET MVC PDF tutorial that covers building an end-to-end application (starting literally with File->New Project).
There were a number of great ASP.NET MVC talks at MIX this year. Below are links to several of them:
- File|New –> Company: Creating NerdDinner.com with ASP.NET MVC
- ASP.NET MVC: Overview
- ASP.NET MVC: Ninja Black Belt Tips
- Mobile Web Sites with ASP.NET MVC
Download ASP.NET MVC
Click here to download and install ASP.NET MVC 1.0. You can also install it using the new Microsoft Web Platform Installer V2 – which provides an integrated setup experience for the entire Microsoft web stack.
The ASP.NET MVC 1.0 source code is now available. Scroll down to the bottom of the ASP.NET MVC download page and you’ll find links to both the ASP.NET MVC 1.0 integrated MSI setup, as well as a .zip file that contains the ASP.NET MVC source code. The ASP.NET MVC source code includes a VS 2008 project file that enables you to build it.
Hope this helps,