CHAPTER 2

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Understanding ASP.NET MVC

2-1. Understanding the Microsoft Web Development Ecosystem

Problem

You are new to the Microsoft platform and need to know how to get started. You are confused by the myriad of product offerings. You don’t know if you should be using WebMatrix, LightSwitch, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET Web Pages, Napa, or Silverlight. You would like to understand all these tools and determine which tool you should learn more about.

Solution

The ever-growing selection of developer products from Microsoft has grown substantially over the past few years. The current list of products has become confusing, even for experienced ...

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