What’s New in ASP.NET MVC 2.0 and 3.0
This is one of a set of notes for talks I attended as part of DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper9, held at Microsoft Reading on 29th January 2011. They are mostly for my own records, but if you find them useful, good. If you have any questions about the content (unless it’s to tell me I’m irresponsibly wrong), I’d suggest contacting either the speakers or someone who knows more about the content than I do! You can also see the twitter hashtag timeline of the day – #ddd9.
Title: What’s New in ASP.NET MVC 2.0 and 3.0
Phill Haack – haacked.com
Validation has been improved (a lot) in MVC 3. Remote validation take effort out of validation such as username already in use, postcode lookup etc. [Remote] decoration allows check back to Model to validate data without needing custom code.
Razor – really nice view engine for front-end, clean code. Unobtrustive ‘@’ syntax and nice layout ideas (to use in place of master pages). See source code of demo projects. Scott Gutherie has some great posts and links about Razor.
MVC3 – VS2010 SP1 has improved Intellisense for Razor.