During the //build/Day 2 keynote, Scott Guthrie announced a new release of MVC. MVC 4 is a developer preview meaning "danger, Will Robinson, danger". However it is definitely worth a look as it makes building mobile web applications easier. It is also what I have been waiting for to get moving on Web LOB Accelerator. Read on for how to build a multi-device site using MVC 4.
One of the things I have always wanted to do was write the Mobile LOB Accelerator as multi-device application. One of the things that has held me back is the lack of ADO.NET in Silverlight. Yes I know I can use a lot of database implementations for Silverlight. The problem is that I have yet to find a way to spoof in ADO.NET. I would like a class library that device specific UI then consumes. Ah but how about a web site with device specific UI. This is very doable.
Today we can start talking about some aspects of Windows Phone 7 Series. I got to see the new OS a couple of weeks ago. I have to say I was impressed. Yes I work for Microsoft but not a mobile group any more and I was impressed.
The UI is different from other phones. It is not a copy cat of the iPhone. I saw a slide of iPhone, RIM, Android and others. All pretty much looked like an iPhone. I like that and apparently I am not alone.