HIGHLIGHT An insider's perspective on the ASP.NET MVC framework, a highly-anticipated product that forms the basis for the next version of ASP.NET. DESCRIPTION The MVC pattern is widely accepted as the best practice for web development and is at the core of Rails, Zend Framework, and other modern web dev tools. Microsoft's new ASP.NET MVC Framework offers a fully-supported way for developers to implement MVC in ASP.NET. ASP.NET MVC in Action is a comprehensive guide to MVC-based development for Microsoft ASP.NET developers. It offers a clearly-written introduction both to the ASP.NET MVC Framework and to the MVC approach. The focus is on creating real, maintainable web applications, guiding readers from first-use through real-life scenarios. ASP.NET MVC in Action shows readers how to test each piece of an ASP.NET application using the principles of test-driven development. This book assumes that readers know how to build a standard ASP.NET application and presents most examples in C#. KEY POINTS Expert insider authors have been working with ASP.NET MVC since well before it was publicly announced Written for the working ASP.NET developer Introduces test driven development and Agile processes which may be unfamiliar to Microsoft developers MARKET INFORMATION Microsoft's ASP.NET is one of the most popular web development tools available, but it is no longer on the leading edge of innovation. Rails, Django, Seaside, and other frameworks have challenged Microsoft to improve ASP.NET. ASP.NET MVC represents the first major step in ASP.NET in many years, and will be embraced rapidly by ASP.NET developers.