Vertigo Software's .NET Pet Shop 4.0 article just went live on MSDN.
It's Pet Shop! You know... our old pal, Pet Shop:
However, unlike previous versions of Pet Shop, this version is not a benchmark comparison with Java. It's purely a showcase for ASP.NET 2.0 features and best practices when porting a site from ASP.NET 1.1.
The lineage of Pet Shop is a little hard to trace, but it goes something like this:
|1.x||ASP.NET 1.0||Direct port of Java Pet Store reference application.|
|2.x||ASP.NET 1.1||Minor update for new ASP.NET 1.1 release.|
|3.x||ASP.NET 1.1||Incorporates community feedback; improved architecture to better align with Microsoft Patterns & Practices recommendations.|
|4.x||ASP.NET 2.0||Complete rewrite; no longer functionally equivalent to Java reference application.|
Although Pet Shop was developed here at Vertigo over the last 8 months, I wasn't personally involved with Pet Shop in any capacity. We are definitely interested in your feedback, however. Dialog with the community is what drove Pet Shop 3.0 development. Alan created a public blog entry on the Vertigo Pet Shop blog soliciting comments; feel free to drop by and comment any time.