ASP.NET MVC and Me in PragPub Magazine mvc, personal, open source 0 comments suggest edit

The June issue (also in pdf) of the online PragPub magazine, published by the Pragmatic Bookshelf has two articles on ASP.NET MVC.

The first is called Agile Microsoft and is an introduction to ASP.NET MVC geared towards those who’ve never seen it. It’s nice seeing ASP.NET MVC featured in this magazine which in its own words tends to cater to a non-Microsoft crowd.

To some developers, Microsoft’s technologies are a given, the river they swim in. To others, not using Microsoft’s tools is the default. PragPub being an open source- and Agile-friendly kind of magazine, we tend to connect with the latter group.

So when we get an article titled “Agile Microsoft,” we are naturally intrigued. And we think you’ll also be intrigued by Jonathan McCracken’s introduction toASP.NET MVC, a framework that some have called “Rails for .NET.”

The second article is an interview with me entitled “Why ASP.NET MVC?” where I ramble on about how if wandering the halls of Microsoft doesn’t get you tossed out by security, it might land you a great job, as well as ASP.NET MVC, TDD, and Open Source Software.

Something I found interesting was that the person who interviewed me was Michael Swaine who co-wrote the book, Fire in the Valley, that the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley (no Jonny Depp in this one) was based on. The movie (and book) covers the rise of the computer industry and Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, among others.

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  1. Avatar for chris
    chris June 2nd, 2010

    A very interesting interview, indeed.

  2. Avatar for Naveen
    Naveen June 2nd, 2010

    Nice interview. Link click on 'Michael Swaine' does not work. :)

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    Zacho June 2nd, 2010

    Nice interview "El Haacko". :) ASP.NET MVC provides a glimmer of hope that Microsoft is concerned in the patterns .NET developers prefer and use. For me it is so nice and I love the pattern so much, that it will keep me from jumping the MS ship. Thanks a bunch!

  4. Avatar for Shiju Varghese
    Shiju Varghese June 3rd, 2010

    Nice interview. Thanks for sharing this.

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    Adam June 12th, 2010

    Not sure I get all of this MVC and Rails for .NET polava.
    Yet apparently there a 5 year old kids all over the place embracing it. With their models and controllers... running around on rails...
    I know I'm a bit old for it, but I miss my train-set :(