Dear Reader,

In English – for my non-technical readers – that means that you won’t notice a change in using the computer.

Convention over Configuration means that programmers get to do less work behind the scenes.  This particular post was inspired by a recent Web Camp at Microsoft.  “Convention over configuration” — direct from the lips of Rachel Appel — isn’t unique to Microsoft, but they worked it into the .NET framework in some kind of cool, geeky way.

In this case, names and locations of standardized files and folders have a convention.  Rather than writing the equivalent of a new map for every time you need to create an application, you have an existing map that you re-use behind the scenes.    Additionally, the painful process of telling the computer where everything is has been streamlined behind the scenes.  [7]   This resulted in the crazy ability to write some lines of code and have a computer create a database for you.

Notes:

1. http://rachelappel.com/

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_over_configuration

3. http://www.asp.net/mvc

4. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd419655.aspx

5. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd695917.aspx

6. http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?ShowNum=475

7. http://rachelappel.com/razor/introducing-mvc-development-w-the-razor-view-engine-for-visual-studio-developers/

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