I’m thrilled to introduce this book covering the latest release of ASP.NET MVC, written by an outstanding team of authors. They are my friends, but more importantly, they are fantastic technologists. Jon Galloway is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Azure and ASP.NET. In that role, he’s had the opportunity to work with thousands of developers who are both new to and experienced with ASP.NET MVC. He’s the author of the MVC Music Store tutorial, which has helped hundreds of thousands of new developers write their i rst ASP.NET MVC applications. His interactions with the diverse ASP.NET community give him some great insights on how developers can begin, learn, and master ASP.NET MVC.