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Traits of the .NET MVC Framework That Impress Developers

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Traits of the .NET MVC Framework That Impress Developers

In this post, we take a high-level look at the .NET MVC framework, and highlight its benefits for any dev thinking of learning it.

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Developed by Microsoft, the .NET platform showed a promising future as a web development framework from the very start. But, as it was a paid platform, developers were hesitant to try it out.

So when, after several years, Microsoft finally made .NET an open source framework in November 2014, more and more developers started working on this platform, and more and more frameworks based on .NET were developed. Web development teams watched the demand for .NET development rise and realized that was due to the .NET platform having the following benefits to offer:

  1. Availability of drag and drop operations of plugins.
  2. WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) style of a setup.
  3. Reduced quantity of code.
  4. Multi-language compatibility.
  5. Ability to see the changes without re-building the project.
  6. Configuration ready to use in the cloud.

These features impressed many in web development.

Later On

Wonders occurred when MVC was introduced to .NET as they made a great pair.

.NET developers shifted to MVC from Web Forms and this Microsoft owned platform started dominating the web application development market.

The question that arises now is, why is MVC so important?

As most of us know, MVC stands for Model View Controller and it is an architectural web design pattern for implementing an impressive UI.

The How

The structure has three interconnected sections - the model, the view, and the controller. Each of these sections is built to handle some specific development aspects of the application. As the functions of each section are separately defined, the model speeds up the process of the user interacting with the server.

The Why

The benefits of MVC architecture can be listed in 5 points:

  1. Provides a speedy web development process.
  2. Modifying a section will not affect the entire model.
  3. Enables multiple views of the same web page.
  4. Code duplication is minimal as business logic and data are completely separate from the display.
  5. SEO friendly model.

Now, it is obvious that the .NET platform, as well as the MVC model, are some of the most refined web development technologies that make the complete process of web application development simpler, while, at the same time, providing great results.

The combination of .NET and MVC into one framework gives the following features:

  • Test Driven Development (TDD): The .NET MVC framework supports the Rapid Application Development model and that enables website design/development to progress swiftly. Along with that, as the MVC model allows web applications to be developed in parts, testing is easy. Testers and developers work in sync and the project is tested at every stage during the development phase itself. When development and testing go hand-in-hand, the development process becomes simpler, as bugs are detected at earlier stages and code discrepancies are quickly straightened out. This way, the end product is delivered quickly and with a high level of satisfaction.
  • Easy integration with JavaScript: JavaScript frameworks have been dictating the world of front-end web development for a while now. So, what could be better than a platform which can be easily integrated with any JavaScript framework? Microsoft's .NET MVC has the capability to offer any level of interactivity with JavaScript.
  • Availability of the open source community: As the .NET MVC framework is open source, there are a lot of web developers across the world who are constantly coming up with upgrades. With all the basic ideas available on GitHub and a community of developers sharing ideas and assisting each other, the scope of development is limitless and so is your imagination.
  • High flexibility with cross-platform compatibility: This framework is compatible will all platforms, namely Windows, Linux, and Mac. So, .NET application development can be done on your preferred platform without having to worry about .NET's execution on multiple platforms. Once the application is developed and successfully run on one particular platform, it is bound to work smoothly on the rest of the platforms as well.
  • IIS web server: The IIS web server, which accounts for over 30% of web traffic, supports .NET and thereby makes .NET MVC pages look as natural as can be. A lot .NET developers find this extremely simple to learn, as the IIS server has been around since the primitive days of early ASP.
  • HTML all the way: The MVC model offers high-end control over HTML and that helps in the quick modification of front-end features. One gets access to all the modern changes to the user interface. Complete control over HTML in the .NET MVC framework assures high-level customization.

Take Home Message:

The .NET MVC framework facilitates web design and development by assisting with the creation of dynamic websites and interactive web pages that can meet the expectations of users. The reason behind this is that .NET MVC inherits all the strongest traits of ASP.NET as well as MVC. The framework has a way of uniting web developers by nullifying language barriers. But, the advantages of the .NET MVC framework can be completely experienced only after working with it. So try it out! 

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web dev ,.net mvc development ,web development frameworks ,mvc pattern

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