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ASP.NET MVC in Action with MvcContrib, NHibernate, and More by Jimmy Bogard, Jeffrey Palermo, Ben Scheirman

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Chapter 1. Getting started with the ASP.NET MVC Framework

This chapter covers

  • Running the starter project

  • Progressing through Hello World examples

  • Routing basics

  • Unit testing basics

Depending on how long you’ve been building web applications on the Microsoft platform, you’ll relate to some or all of the following pain. In the 1990s, developers built interactive websites using executable programs that ran on a server. These programs (Common Gateway Interface [CGI] was a common technology at the time) accepted a web request and were responsible for creating an HTML response. Templating was ad hoc, and the programs were difficult to write, debug, and test. In the late 1990s, Microsoft, after a brief stint with HTX templates and IDC connectors, introduced ...

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