I’ve had an interest in the Castle stack for a while now but I haven’t yet had a chance to use Monorail in anger. At my current contract we have been having some nice healthy discussions about development in general (principles, Microsoft’s involvement in OSS, MVC) and I’ve mentioned Monorail several times. This has happened so frequently now that I’ve managed to infect at least one person here to look into more at the weekend and at the same time I’ve now become infected as well.

I’ve been playing around with it a bit in the evenings and it feels so refreshing. Moving away from web forms is like a breath of fresh air. I’ve read about this reaction on several blogs so I knew I would feel the same but I didn’t realise just how much more free I would feel. It really is like a heavy burden being lifted from your shoulders.

Now, it is very early days but I intend to delve deeper into Monorail along with the integration with the rest of the Castle stack and will be planning on posting updates on my travels. The main stumbling block I always have is having that meaty project to base it all around. I have a plan for that so we’ll see how it goes.

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