The Power Struggle of FilterAttribute

I’ve been doing a lot of MVC2 work lately, and have been indescribably thrilled with how easy it is to write clean code with it (or at least what I consider clean code). Being able to Unit Test my Controllers and have separation from everything else is like magic. OK, maybe I am a little late to this ballgame. I discovered a very cool feature of MVC2, and that is the FilterAttribute. When reading documentation about how to ensure controller actions could only be run if the user was Authenticated, I naturally came to the AuthorizeAttribute. It was that simple! … Continue reading The Power Struggle of FilterAttribute

MVC Framework

The MVC framework is the new “hot” thing in the ASP.NET world for developers. As such, everyone has at least one blog entry about it. So, I think it’s time I jumped on that ship. Though, I wanted to voice a few concerns with the MVC Framework, or at least how people perceive it. The MVC design pattern is by no means new. It’s been around since around 1979, and .NET is certainly not the first framework that supports the MVC Pattern, and nor is Microsoft’s MVC Project the first for .NET. Spring is a very popular MVC solution for … Continue reading MVC Framework