Microsoft Atlas – Ajax

From: Michael Sync
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 10:26 AM
Subject: [Sharing our knowledge] Atlas – Ajax Toolkit

Ajax comes out wth the several advantages such as the richer user experiense, no-more time for postback and so on… but there are also a ton of weak points behind this… if you wanna be an Ajax <web> developer, you hav to know the gr8 deal of Javascript (ECMA Script), XML, CSS and (Oh.. of course) DHTML/HTML. The most important thing is XML HTTP Request Object…and also, you need to know various kinda browsers (eg: IE, Mozilla-based, Safari, Opera and so on.) because, some pieces of codes (eg: DIV or Layout, Microsoft.XMLHTTP or MSXML2.XMLHTTP and …) which are wokring fine on one kinda brower might not work properly on the other kinda browsers.. And Also, you need to write TOO MUCH of client script codes for ajax application and it’s also very difficult to debug. (P.S: If you were C, C+ or Classic ASP/PHP developer, it might not be too difficult for you.. but if you were .NET guy then you will be in troubles. :-) ).. < Sorry for long introduction.. :).. >

So, We like to have something which is automatically done those tasks for us.. …….
Now, Microsoft hav created gr8 client-side framework called Atlas for Ajax application and this framework has been integrated with ASP.NET 2.0 server-based dev framework..This framework can be downloaded from the following link..

“Atlas” is a free framework for building a new generation of richer, more interactive, highly personalized standards based Web applications.

Atlas: Official Web Site – Microsoft
http://atlas.asp.net/Default.aspx?tabid=47

ScottGu’s Blog
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2005/06/28/416185.aspx

Get Started with “Atlas”
http://atlas.asp.net/Default.aspx?tabid=47

Life is nice! :P

Regards,
Michael Sync

Notes: ECMA : European Computer Manufacturers Association

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