TOC

This article is currently in the process of being translated into Polish (~19% done).

Wprowadzenie:

Czym jest ASP.NET MVC?

Wcześniej rozmawialiśmy ogólnie o MVC, ale w tym rozdziale skupimy się na wykorzystaniu wzorca MVC do budowania aplikacji internetowych ASP.NET MVC. Microsoft wprowadził ASP.NET MVC w 2007 r., a pierwsze stabilne wydanie było dostępne w 2009 r. Warto zauważyć, że implementacja MVC jest w rzeczywistości open source - Microsoft wydał cały framework MVC w ramach Apache License 2.0, która umożliwia przeglądanie i modyfikowanie frameworka, a nawet rozpowszechnianie wprowadzonych zmian.

The ASP.NET MVC View Engine

ASP.NET MVC was originally constructed to use WebForms (the original ASP.NET technology) as its views, but in later versions, it has been made possible to easily change the view engine used by ASP.NET MVC to use custom-built engines and Microsoft even developed one, called Razor, which was released together with ASP.NET MVC version 3 in 2011. Today, Razor is the most commonly used view engine, but besides WebForms, several alternative engines have been developed by the community, like Brail, NDjango, SharpTiles and many more. In this tutorial, we will focus on the Razor view engine because it's really good and easy to get started with!

What's the "Core" part?

You have probably already noticed that this tutorial is called the "ASP.NET MVC Core Tutorial", but why Core? The original .NET framework, along with ASP.NET components, was originally released as a closed-source framework in 2002. Later on, Microsoft decided that they wanted to create an open-source .NET framework with support for the major operating systems: Windows, OS X and Linux. They called this the ".NET Core framework" and it was released in 2016, followed by many rapid releases with lots of improvements.

Today, the .NET Core framework is just as stable as the original .NET framework and besides compatibility with more operating systems it also comes with much better performance and a faster release cycle, meaning that you will get access to bug fixes and new features faster than with the original .NET framework. So, unless you need legacy functionality found only in the original .NET framework, you should always go with the .NET Core version!

Summary

Now that you know a bit more about MVC and the .NET flavor of it, move on to the next article so we can discuss how ASP.NET MVC stack up to the original ASP.NET view engine: ASP.NET WebForms.

This article has been fully translated into the following languages: Is your preferred language not on the list? Click here to help us translate this article into your language!