Scott Guthrie opens a window on ASP.NET
It's great to see that Scott Guthrie, Microsoft's ASP.NET lead, has
popped up on the
blog radar screen. Back in 2001, for Dr. Dobb's TechNetCast, Scott
and candid talk on the genesis of ASP.NET. Some interesting
points from that talk:
- The IIS metabase was so detested that a FrontPage team
convinced a Word team to have the spellchecker change "metabase" to
- Despite early skepticism about the CLR and C#, the original
ASP.NET subsystem wound up being 95% managed code.
- The original plan was to build an XSLT-based UI model, but it
just didn't work out.
Scott's new blog strikes just the right tone. He points to relevant
articles and code, spotlights members of his team, talks about
internal testing procedures, and gives readers a sense of the
rhythm of product development. Excellent start, Scott!
Former URL: http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2003/02/20.html#a610