Next ASP.NET MVC Preview Coming in March
In a blog
today, Scott Guthrie, general manager of Microsoft's Developer Division,
laid out the roadmap for its upcoming ASP.NET model view controller (MVC) framework
for developing Web applications.
During its MIX08
conference in March, Microsoft plans to roll out a debut of the next "public preview"
version of ASP.NET MVC, which will be available for download from Microsoft's
"This upcoming ASP.NET MVC preview release contains even more URL routing
features and enhancements," Guthrie wrote. "You can now use named
routes (enabling explicit referencing of route rules), use flexible routing
wildcard rules (enabling custom CMS based URLs), and derive and declare custom
route rules (enabling scenarios like REST resources mappings, etc)."
According to Guthrie, other improvements in this version include enhanced
Visual Studio 2008 tool support, a test framework wizard and downloadable source
code, among others.
A release date for the final version is yet to be announced, but Guthrie wrote
that it -- along with ASP.NET Dynamic Data and updates to ASP.NET AJAX -- will
have its debut "later this year."