While we were at Confoo, NVI also got a chance to sit down with Joey Devilla from Microsoft Canada. It was nice to meet Joey because we’re we’re currently working on a project with Microsoft called Make Web Not War. The project is actually a conference on interoperability, and there’s also a contest component called For the Web where developers can compete to win over $15K in prizes just for building something in PHP, Python, .NET, or Ruby on a Windows box.
Anyways, in this first half of our interview with Joey, he talks about the ASP .NET MVC framework and how it differs from previous versions of ASP .Net. The ASP .NET MVC framework is part of Microsoft’s open-source efforts. It’s a free framework (that’s fully supported), and it’s designed for building web applications that use the model-view-controller pattern. Joey also discussed the role that Microsoft’s open-source department is playing both within and without the organization.