I certainly had my pick of blogs from which to quote this news from but I liked Bil Simer's delivery the most...
You've read about it on the Internet, you've seen us talking about it, and if you were at DevTeach last week you soaked up Justice's inhuman presentation (and Jeffrey's more than human one) on the tool you'll know what the buzz this week is. Now you can see what the hype is all about.
The ASP.NET MVC addition is now available here.
So there it is. You have to hand it to the team working on this for obviously working over the weekend and getting it out (by my clock) 5 hours early.
The download is going painfully slow but not even that can't contain my giddiness. Honestly, though I admire what the Web Forms team has done and I understand that it made things infinitely easier for Windows Developers who were transitioning over I personally have never been that comfortable with the current model.
For me it has always been hard to accept that part of the process was being not only kept from me but actually changed to look like something else. You could almost say it caused the Developer side of my brain and the IT side of my brain to be in constant conflict as the IT side constantly told the Developer side to not trust what it was being told by Visual Studio (how's that for an over dramatic description)
The MVC method of doing things makes a lot more sense to me. In fact it is one of those rare occasions where something that feels good is actually good for you in that I hope to get some significant performance gains out of this change as well.
In the end, I'm sure I'll still be working with Web Forms for years to come but this will be a nice change of pace for any new projects.