Nolan Wright has a post where he suggests that MVC is dead. He goes on to explore the defining characteristics of “RIA+SOA”. I don’t agree with all he postulates but he does raise some interesting points given that I am just starting to do some work with ASP.NET MVC (Microsoft’s first foray into a true MVC framework for web applications).
So let’s imagine Google (the search engine) designed as a “RIA+SOA” solution. Would that work? What would it look like? Are there technological limitations introduced? If done using .NET technologies (is that heresy ), would my clients like the fact that Silverlight has to be deployed on their machines?
I don’t know that I’m ready to say MVC is dead, but I’m thinking about it!