Every once in a while, if you are lucky, you may get to see history in the making. For me, one of those moments occurred in October of 2007. I sat on the floor of a filled to capacity conference room eagerly watching Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie unveil the preview version of what would later become Microsoft’s ASP MVC framework. What was shown that day would change this developer’s life—and many other developers’ lives—forever.

One group of people that was directly affected by this conference session were the authors of both editions of this book: ASP.NET MVC in Action. The book you hold in your hands is the product of hundreds of hours of real world experience, experimentation, and documentation of how to best use the newest version ...

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