Chapter 1

Getting Started

— By Jon Galloway

What's In This Chapter?

  • Understanding ASP.NET MVC
  • An ASP.NET MVC 3 overview
  • How to create MVC 3 applications
  • How MVC applications are structured

This chapter gives you a quick introduction to ASP.NET MVC, explains how ASP.NET MVC 3 fits into the ASP.NET MVC release history, summarizes what's new in ASP.NET MVC 3, and shows you how to set up your development environment to build ASP.NET MVC 3 applications.

This is a Professional Series book about a version 3 web framework, so we're going to keep the introductions short. We're not going to spend any time convincing you that you should learn ASP.NET MVC. We're assuming that you've bought this book for that reason, and that the best proof of software frameworks and patterns is in showing how they're used in real-world scenarios.

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