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Sep 4: MVC: Free Yourself from Web Forms!

Meeting Sponsor: MaconIT

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September’s Presentation: MVC: Free Yourself from Web Forms!
by Joey Beninghove

Thursday, September 4, 2008, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Social Time starts at 6:00!
Location: Markel Plaza
4600 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060 [map]

Please take a moment to register so we’ll know how many people to expect. Thanks!

MaconIT is bringing dinner from Firehouse Subs and they will give away a 160GB portable hard drive!

Abstract
The Model View Controller (MVC) pattern has been around since 1978, so why do we all of a sudden see these new MVC frameworks springing forth?  Why should we care and what advantages does it have over Web Forms?  What is Microsoft doing to help the .NET community leverage the power and simplicity of the MVC pattern?  During this presentation, we’ll discuss the MVC pattern and why it helps us to create applications that are easier to test and maintain by adhering to sound object-oriented design principles.  We’ll also dive into the up and coming ASP.NET MVC framework.  Interactive discussion is very much welcomed and expect to see a lot of code.

About Me
Joey Beninghove is a senior software engineer for TrackAbout, Inc.  He is an experienced test-driven development (TDD) practitioner having utilized TDD and solid object-oriented principles to build quality ASP.NET web applications since .NET 1.0 using both the "Web Forms" approach as well as MVC.  His blog can be found at joeydotnet.com.

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