Well, that’s it.
I am just going to roll my own, what better way to learn, than to do (paraphrased from “The only source of knowledge is experience.” by Albert Einstein).
I have installed ASP.Net MVC 2, and am downloading Visual Studio 2010 Premium RC (which luckily has a “go live” license attached to it). This will allow me to utilize not only the newest in ASP.Net MVC, but also start working on .Net 4.0, which is another one of my goals.
So for today, I want to get the project started up, separate out the projects in the specific concerns and areas, as well as stripping out any sort of Windows Authentication/Forms Authentication in a traditional ASP.Net fashion for the wonderfulness of OpenId.
Once I have the site structure, as well as the logins, I want to start working on the base master page. For now I will most likely style it after a cleaned up version of the current TomAnderson.me – I like the colors, but obviously for copyright reasons, I will have to make some adjustments and roll my own images for the site.
Because my hosting does not yet support .Net 4.0 (because it is an RC) I won’t be able to get live updates until they do, but I plan on posting it up to a codeplex or Google code project for anyone to enjoy and comment on, all feedback is welcome.
The first iterations are going to be very strongly about getting some of the things I want to do fleshed out (site.com/sandbox/blah) most likely, and then re-identifying things I like across the web, and figuring out how to implement them, either on the client, or the server.
Well, while I download the 2.2gb of Visual Studio 2010, I will be creating the directory structure and the hosted source control, will update when those are available.