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ALT.Net on MSDN Magazine

There is a short article I wrote called What is ALT.NET on the back page of the March edition of MSDN Magazine.  Nothing you haven’t seen before if you’re a regular reader here, but it was nice to see something in the mainstream.  I’d say “my latest article” like James did for his piece of ALT.NET goodness, but this is the first official article I’ve published since 2002 (I’ve got at least 4 more coming this year).  Comments are open below for anything you do or don’t like about the article. 

And no, I don’t think I was being unfair about the Entity Framework.  On the ASP.NET MVC framework, I’d say it’s still cooking and the jury remains out.  Yeah, the unit testing looks really ugly so far to a casual observer like me, but they’ve got time to turn it around.


About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at http://codebetter.com/jeremymiller.
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  • http://codebetter.com/blogs/david_laribee/ Dave Laribee

    Good article, Jeremy. Looking forward to seeing your byline in the magazine more. Thanks for the shout out!

  • http://scottic.us Scott Bellware

    The ASP MVC framework code itself is still cooking, but I understand that the relationship with folks in the .NET MVC community is broken, and that the framework itself is at the entry point of a design tailspin.

    Will the team run out of altitude before it runs out of willingness to heed the input of folks with much greater practical experience? If not, ASP MVC will end up as a web framework equivalent of the Entity Framework.

    Here’s hoping they address the OO design fundamentals issues and make a serous effort to pull out of the spin before inflicting yet another assumption-driven framework on the Microsoft customer community.

  • Weston M. Binford III

    Great article. Hopefully, it will bring more people into the fold. I am curious why the links to altnetpedia and the Yahoo! group were not hyperlinks.