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Old June 16th, 2011, 03:21 PM
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Well, I mention this because one of the original objectives of WebForms was (and still is) to abstract away things like the request pipeline, markup, design, and so forth. If one doesn't have strong knowledge of those things, then that is an argument in favor of WebForms. That being said, if one doesn't have that knowledge, maybe that person shouldn't be programming for the web in the first place.

In response to your comment, I would maintain that using WebForms to "quickly achieve a simple clear cut urgent business objective" is a straw man argument. With the MVC scaffolding tools available in Visual Studio there is absolutely no time advantage in using WebForms at all. None whatsoever. And once you get beyond very basic CRUD operations, the time spent in fighting the WebForms abstractions quickly becomes a time-suck in itself. I can honestly say that MVC lets me be far, far more productive than WebForms ever did.

And nobody, especially me, is claiming MVC is original to Microsoft, or is a "magic bullet" of any kind. Bit it IS a vast improvement over WebForms in virtually every way possible. I don't think there is much argument over that.
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