Here’s one of a number of cool announcements coming out of MIX 09 going on now at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The ASP.NET MVC (Model-View-Controller) Framework version 1.0 is now live. This is the culmination of a pretty amazing exercise in transparent development in which multiple previews and release candidates were made available to the community, and an active dialog was maintained on the ASP.NET Web Site as well as by key bloggers like Phil Haack and Scott Guthrie.
If you didn’t have the chance to be part of the evolution of ASP.NET MVC, there’s a great set of tutorial resources on the ASP.NET Web Site, including a training kit. There’s also a free e-book tutorial authored by Scott Guthrie. This 185-page, soup-to-nuts walkthrough is actually chapter 1 of an upcoming book from Wrox Press: Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0 (with co-authors Scott Hanselman, Rob Conery, and Phil Haack).
Update: I just stumbled across the first of a series of blog posts by Sara Chipps on MVC for the Web Forms programmer. She does a great job of ‘translating’ between the two technologies, which should help ease the anxiety! Keep an eye on her blog as you start exploring ASP.NET MVC.