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July 17, 2008  1:14 PM

ASP.NET Ajax Roundtable

Posted by: YuvalShavit

The Ajax interface has proved an interesting animal. Many people trace asynchronous JavaScript use back to Microsoft's early Outlook Web clients, but it was not promoted by Microsoft much until open-source AJAX [for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML] as used by Google became popular about three...

June 27, 2008  8:43 AM

The JavaScript worm turns at USENIX 2008

Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news, Web applications

The USENIX conference is a technical undertaking dedicated to all things UNIX and some things Linux. Actually, it is nothing less than the premier event for system programmers. Despite the UNIX-leanings, USENIX in recent years has featured some...

May 2, 2008  12:10 PM

ASP.NET scaling the Web

Posted by: YuvalShavit

Richard Campbell and Kent Alstad of Strangeloop recently presented strategies to improve scaling in the ASP.NET environment. They look at some performance forumlae, and look at the challenging issues in measuring each performance element. "The ASP.NET techniques that work effectively for 10,000...

April 18, 2008  10:52 AM

From the labs: Doloto splits code for Web 2.0 applications

Posted by: YuvalShavit

A whole new thing called 'Web 2.0' has arisen along with the AJAX phoenix. AJAX can improve responsiveness of networked applications by getting the client to do more work. But the first request from and...

April 1, 2008  10:53 AM

Silverlight 2 Hands on Labs released

Posted by: YuvalShavit

Microsoft has released the Silverlight 2.0 lab so you can program this innovative technology while working in a safe, supportive environment. Some of the labs include: Basic Concepts, Concepts in building Connected Applications, Building...

March 17, 2008  11:00 AM

LINQ, WPF supported in Visual Studio 2008

Posted by: YuvalShavit
Ajax, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation

Now that VS 2008 is out of the box, so to speak, it appears that a new era in Windows development is upon us. Language-Integrated Query is one of several game-changing technologies now supported in the Microsoft software kit. Although it is still early and there is a lot of learning to do, LINQ is...

March 12, 2008  2:26 PM

AJAX Enabled Web sites in Visual Studio 2008

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Ajax, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Visual Studio 2005 provides an Web site application template to create AJAX enabled ASP.NET Web sites. However, when you use Visual Studio 2008, you will not find this template in the New Web site creation templates.  The reason for this is that  Visual Studio 2008, by default creates a .NET...

March 7, 2008  3:00 PM

Using Master Pages in Visual Studio 2008

Posted by: Brein Matturro
ASP.NET, General Microsoft news, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5, WinForms

The way you use Master pages has changed in Visual Studio 2008.  Remember, how in Visual Studio 2005 when you add a new Web Form in ASP.NET applications - you get to choose a master page to apply to the Web form.  If you choose to use a Master page - then the page that is added, when you check...

February 25, 2008  9:39 PM

Community Server steward Telligent rolls out Graffiti CMS engine

Posted by: YuvalShavit

SearchWinDevelopment.com recently caught up with Rob Howard, who graced these pages in the Pre Silverlight Days. Howard rode the first blog wave at Microsoft, and has continued on the social...

February 4, 2008  10:54 AM

Lang.NET Day 3 considers, Ruby, Moonlight, Cobra

Posted by: YuvalShavit
Dynamic Languages, Silverlight

Ruby was first at bat on Day 3 of the Lang.NET in Redmond. Wayne Kelly and Jon Lam both presenting. Jon Lam’s IronRuby session was a status update on where the project stands, and how Lam’s Microsoft group intends to get to 1.0. He said his group has...

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