In Chapter 6, Implementing Design Patterns for Web Applications - Part 1, we discussed the MVC pattern and created an application based on this.
Ken Cooper and Ted Peters are the names behind the invention of the MVVM pattern. At the time of this invention, both Ken and Ted were architects at the Microsoft Corporation. They made this pattern to simplify the UI of event-driven programming. Later on, it was implemented in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight.