W08 MVC For WebForms Developers: Comparing and Contrasting


10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Miguel Castro

Miguel Castro



Melvicorp LLC

ASP.NET MVC has been received by a certain part of the development community with an almost zealotry aspect and by others with extreme speculation and even fear. As a web forms developer, it took me a while to eventually get to MVC but the truth is that I really do like it. No I do not think it is the end-all to web development and I still have a lot of love for web forms, but the more I use ASP.NET MVC the more I do get used to it and the more I appreciate everything it offers. In this session, I'll introduce you to the platform and by providing frames of references with web forms and hopefully providing you with the pluses and minuses of both platforms. We'll cover everything from basic rendering to dependency injection to security so prepare for a full brain overload.

You will learn:

  • Intro to MVC
  • Comparisons of its components to WebForm components
  • Advantages and disadvantages of both