16th October 2008 at 19:00 in Edinburgh
Today, ASP.NET webforms is a well established and highly productive platform for building web applications. Some people though, crave more control. They want to operate that bit closer to the metal, enjoy a clear separation of concerns and ensure that unit testing their application is made as easy as possible.
In this session we’ll take a look at the drivers behind MVC, the architecture of a typical ASP.NET MVC application, new features in ASP.NET that make it possible and we’ll build a simple ASP.NET MVC application to explore the key concepts.
Mike Ormond gained a BSc(Hons) in Information Engineering from the University of Strathclyde before moving south of the border many years ago. After spending some time with the Defence Research Agency, Mike joined Mars Electronics where he worked on automated payment systems. In 1996 he joined Mercury Interactive before heading over to Microsoft in 1997 to work in their developer support organisation.
In 2003 he joined the Developer and Platform Group as a Developer Evangelist. Since then he’s travelled the length and breadth of the land talking about Microsoft’s platform and developer tools. Currently Mike’s interests include ASP.NET, AJAX, Silverlight and developing solutions with Office Open XML.
When he’s not working, Mike likes to potter in his allotment and listen to Radio 4 on the wireless.
You can contact Mike at: http://mikeo.co.uk