ASP.NET MVC 4 in Beta
Recently, Microsoft released the new MVC 4 in beta version, this release works with VS2010 and .NET 4.0 which is also compatible with the previous MVC versions.
The new version supports build and deploy to production apps, through its “go-live” license. Here are the features that the new MVC 4 taunts.
The ASP.NET MVC 4 Beta includes a bunch of great new features and capabilities. Some of the highlights include:
- Database Migrations – ASP.NET MVC 4 includes the new Entity Framework 4.3 release, which includes a bunch of great new features. One of the most eagerly anticipated features it provides is database migration support. This enables you to easily evolve your database schema using a code focused migration approach – and do so while preserving the data within your database. I’ll blog more about this in the future – you can also see a walkthrough of database migrations in this tutorial.
- Mobile Web – ASP.NET MVC 4 includes new support for building mobile web applications and mobile web sites, and makes it much easier to build experiences that are optimized for phone and tablet experiences. It includes jQuery Mobile, and includes new support for customizing which view templates are used depending upon what type of device is accessing the app. See the ASP.NET MVC 4 tutorial series.
- Razor Enhancements – ASP.NET MVC 4 includes V2 of our Razor View engine. Razor V2 includes a bunch of juicy enhancements that enable you to make your view templates even cleaner and more concise – including better support for resolving URL references and selectively rendering HTML attributes.
- Async Support and WebSockets – You’ll be able to take advantage of some additional language and runtime capabilities when using ASP.NET MVC 4 with .NET 4.5 and VS 11. Async support is one of the big ones, and the ASP.NET MVC runtime support for this combined with the new C#/VB async language enhancements (which are super elegant and clean) is going to enable you to write incredibly scalable applications. You will also be able to take advantage of the new WebSocket support built-into .NET 4.5 to build applications with even richer browser/server communication.
To install MVC 4.0 today click here