MVC For WebForms Developers: Comparing and Contrasting

ASP.NET MVC has been received by a certain part of the development community with an almost zealotry aspect and by others with extreme speculation and even fear. As a web forms developer, it took me a while to eventually get to MVC but the truth is that I really do like it. No I do not think it is the end-all to web development and I still have a lot of love for web forms, but the more I use ASP.NET MVC the more I do get used to it and the more I appreciate everything it offers. In this session, I’ll introduce you to the platform by providing frames of references with web forms and hopefully providing you with the pluses and minuses of both platforms. We’ll cover everything from basic rendering to dependency injection to security so prepare for a full brain overload.

Miguel Castro

Miguel is President of Melvicorp LLC and specializes in architecting, building and educating on .NET solutions. He is a 7-year Microsoft MVP, INETA Speaker, Conference Speaker, contributor to CoDe Magazine, as well as an active blogger, and has been a software developer for over 29 years. With a Microsoft background that goes all the way back to VB 1.0 (and QuickBasic in fact). Miguel has spoken at numerous user groups, code camps, and conferences around the country. He has also been featured on the Internet Radio Talk Show, .NET Rocks and .NET Rocks-TV on numerous occasions. His blog and other things of potential interest can be found at He resides in Lincoln Park, NJ with his wife Elena and his daughter Victoria.