ASP.NET MVC is a Web development framework from Microsoft that combines the effectiveness and tidiness of
model-view-controller (MVC) architecture, the most up-to-date ideas and techniques from agile development,
and the best parts of the existing ASP.NET platform. It is a complete alternative to traditional ASP.NET Web Forms,
delivering advantages for all but the most trivial of Web development projects. In this chapter, you’ll learn why
Microsoft created ASP.NET MVC, how it compares to its predecessors and alternatives, and, finally, what’s new in
ASP.NET MVC 5 and what’s covered in this book.