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Old May 4th, 2010, 12:34 PM
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I would like to hear opinions about WebForms and MVC.

Many said that the MVC is the way to go to develop 'proper' web applications.. others seem to say that WebForms is an easy way to go and probably fastest way to develop web applications.

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Hi Rushino,

And the truth is in the middle somewhere.... ;-)

Yes, MVC can be a cleaner solution, especially in terms of URL structures and pureness of the code. However, Web Forms can be more RAD-style and leverage the existing set of complex server controls, for example.

IMO, both have a place, and will have for the forseaable future.

I best like the Cart versus Motorcycle comparison; both have a place. When you're facing a lot of traffic, a motor cycle will get you there quicker. When you need to bring a lot of stuff, choose a car.

http://haacked.com/archive/2008/11/1...of-aspnet.aspx
http://weblogs.asp.net/despos/archiv...p-net-mvc.aspx
http://thedatafarm.com/blog/asp-net/...-asp-net-work/

You may also find this an interesting read: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archi...articular.aspx

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Thanks for that reply! :) Great infos you bring.
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MVC is definitely really popular right now, especially since it's the new toy on the shelf. Everyone wants to play with it. I agree with Imar, it's an excellent new tool that will find a place in our toolboxes for a long time to come, but it does different things than webforms, and I don't believe it replaces them.

The advantage to MVC is that it's probably a more powerful technique than webforms, its definitely more unified than webforms, but it does require more custom programming (something I like about it actually). The danger with MVC is that even though you CAN program it with a nice and modular structure, there are a lot of tutorials, examples, demos, and live sites which use one huge monolithic controller. Like I said, if you exert developer will power and write your program more sensibly, MVC works just fine, but this is a knock against MVC in practice (in the same way that it's perfectly possible to write OOP code in PHP, but many PHP programmers simply don't. OOP is still quite controversial in the PHP community, which is bizarre in my opinion considering that C++ has been around for years.
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