The 1.1 M1 (Milestone 1) version of the Spring .NET framework has been released. This includes the Spring .NET Web framework, which is well worth a look. There are a lot of frameworks that seek to replace ASP.NET. While this may be a good idea, ASP .NET not being the simplest web framework in the world, it can lead to problems – not least with available developer skills. Spring’s approach is to improve on and extend ASP .NET. I looked at this over a year ago, and it was apparent then that this approach works. Of course, it’s not just the web framework, there’s lots more (maybe too much) to get to grips with.