1. June 2009 04:38
I'm missing another superlative for Stack Overflow. Whilst trying to decide between BlogEngine.Net and SubText for this blog - using Google as is how every but every decision is made now - the following became apparent:
- BlogEngine code is likely to provide the more interesting read
- SubText is going to be rewritten to use ASP.NET MVC
- One is more stable than the other, supposedly
In other news I attended a London .NET user group talk at Microsoft last Thursday (ASP.NET Webforms versus ASP.NET.MVC) in which I learnt that I fall into the second category of developer: those who want to build apps so that they can charge a client. Eight weeks without a client can do that to you. The argument had the expected key themes:
- Why must we suffer View State?
- Web development should be about being -
- pragmatic (Webforms)
- elegant and of highest quality possible via Test Driven Design/Development (MVC)
- ASP.NET MVC currently lacks the cushion (view designer, etc)
It's been a while since I did any web development so I was going to write a web site firrst using ASP.NET old school (.Net Framework 1.2) and do the same again using ASP.NET MVC with as much of .Net Framework 3.5, Nant, NUnit, Rhino Mocks and NHibernate that I might be able to fit in sensibly. I've yet to settle on a preferred IoC implementation. Between this talk and Jon Skeet's C# in Depth
) perhaps I have enough of the pieces to put this together and more than enough time to play with jQuery besides. I'm told there's more to AJAX than UpdatePanel.
Stack Overflow: Who is using BlogEngine.Net for their blog? Does it run well? Will it scale? :P
Mason Lyngby: Switched from SubText to BloggingEngine.NET