Monthly Archives: March 2011

Confusion in ASP.NET web pages naming

The reason I wrote this article is that I was bit in doubts, what I missed when I saw all those “ASP.NET Web Pages” here and there in connection to WebMatrix and MVC. Is it some new framework or perhaps new technology? Well it’s new framework, but intended to be used in connection with razor (BTW I like it’s awesome syntax) in WebMatrix under the hood.

I must say from my point of view I don’t think that name Web Pages was good decision, because there will be big confusion about what do you mean with which name. I do understand that finding apropriate name could be difficult, but maybe some codename like WebMatrix would do the job.

Now to the point : I found some articles explaining these names and I think they can be helpful :

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/davidebb/archive/2010/07/07/how-webmatrix-razor-asp-net-web-pages-and-mvc-fit-together.aspx

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5123891/needing-help-to-distinguish-between-webmatrix-asp-net-web-pages-and-the-razor-sy