I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE that helped to make this book a reality. First, I would like to thank Bob Elliott at Wiley who brought the concept for this book to my attention. As far as I know, this is the first book to offer the reader a direct comparison between ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC. Next, I would like to thank my technical editors. Rachel Appel at Microsoft helped me to organize the various sections of the book and Carsten Thomsen made sure all of my code examples were accurate and followed best practices. Also, I would like to thank my Project Editor, Christopher Rivera, for keeping me on schedule. Finally, I would like to thank my husband, Jim Wright, for providing me valuable feedback on each of the tutorials and for putting the kids to bed by himself when I was forced to work late to meet a deadline.