As reported Tuesday, Microsoft is urging developers to check out the feature-complete release candidate, which is slated to ship next month presuming no major issues arise, said Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of Microsoft's developer division in a blog posting announcing the release.
While a release candidate suggests that software is just about ready to roll, that doesn't mean the RC 1 is bug free. "Unfortunately, a few minor bugs did crop up at the last second, but we decided we could continue with this RC and fix the bugs afterwards as the impact appears to be relatively small and they all have workarounds," wrote Phil Haack, a senior program manager for Microsoft's ASP.NET MVC Framework, in a blog posting.
One particular bug he points to is the fact that the controls collection cannot be modified and he offers what he describes as a straightforward workaround.
Those issues notwithstanding, Microsoft has suggested that ASP.NET MVC, its answer to the Ruby on Rails framework used by Web developers for rapid prototyping of applications based on the Ruby dynamic language, will appeal to small subset of the overall .NET developer community.
I'd be curious to hear thoughts from those who see it changing the way they build Web apps as well as those skeptical of this rapid application development model. Drop me a line at [email protected].
Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on 01/29/2009 at 1:15 PM
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