User InExperience Now Powered by ASP.NET MVC and Oxite!

Over the last few months, I’ve been knee-deep in ASP.NET MVC for a client mobile web application. All in all, I’m really impressed with what Microsoft turned out in the 1.0 release of the bits. I have a few posts in the hopper about how we (Thought Ascent) are using MVC to target mobile devices with views customized to platform capabilities, and will be posting those in the coming weeks.

While wandering around ASP.NET MVC-land, I was directed to Oxite, a blogging/CMS platform built on ASP.NET MVC and which leveraged the broad expertise of the guys responsible for Channel 8, Channel 9, Channel 10 and MIX Online. Oxite also powered the sharp-looking Mix 2009 site.

So, after five years of hosting this blog in WordPress, I decided it was time to switch to .NET hosting and Oxite. So far, I love it. The transfer was quick and painless, other than some minor issues with BlogML and encodings on content from the WordPress blog, but everything made it over. I’m happy to finally be on a .NET blog engine and am glad I jumped into Oxite early. It’s an Alpha project as of now, but I’m impressed with the engine and the internals and am looking forward to diving in, tweaking the source on my end and perhaps even contributing to the mainline over time.

Many thanks to Tobin Titus for the sharp-looking theme. One of these days, I should skin my own site…




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