About the Author
Maarten Balliauw has a Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering and has about eight years of experience in software development. He started his career during his studies where he founded a company that did web development in PHP and ASP.NET. After graduation, he sold his shares and joined one of the largest ICT companies in Belgium, RealDolmen, where he continued web application development in ASP.NET and application life cycle management in Visual Studio Team System. He is a Microsoft Certifi ed Technology Specialist in ASP.NET and works with the latest Microsoft technologies such as LINQ and ASP.NET 3.5. He has published many articles in both .NET and PHP literature, such as MSDN magazine Belgium, and PHP Architect. Ever since the fi rst announcement of the ASP.NET MVC framework, he has been following all its developments and features.