And finally, one last PDC keynote announcement from the first day was the beta release of ASP.NET MVC 2. MVC is a model-view-controller framework on top of the existing ASP.NET runtime that separates display and application logic as well as makes test-driven development of ASP.NET applications easier. MVC could be used with a variety of types of web applications but is frequently associated with REST applications.

The ASP.NET MVC 2 beta is currently only supported on .Net 3.5. This is because the MVC 2 beta shares a common component with a different version from Visual Studio 2010 beta 2. You currently need to try ASP.NET MVC 2 together with Visual Studio 2008.

Scott Hanselman did a session at PDC on ASP.NET MVC 2 if you're interested in watching the video.

ASP.NET MVC 2: Ninjas Still on Fire Black Belt Tips by Scott Hanselman

Having the customer on your back to deliver features on time and under budget with tight deadlines can make you feel like you're being chased by ninjas on fire. Join Scott Hanselman and he'll walk through lots of tips and tricks to get the most out of the ASP.NET MVC 2 framework and deliver work quickly and with style. Come see ASP.NET MVC 2's better productivity features as we make the most of several key features.

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