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ASP.NET Advanced Web Frameworks Gets Better with New Features, Bug Fixes and Improvements

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jul 11, 2014

Microsoft recently released ASP.NET MVC 5.2, Web API 2.2 and Web Pages 3.2 with new features, bug fixes and improvements. The product team has also provided solutions to certain key issues surfaced in the previous version.

Introducing ASP.NET vNext and MVC 6

by Jonathan Allen on  May 16, 2014 6

Part of the ASP.NET vNext initiative, ASP.NET MVC 6 represents a fundamental change to how Microsoft constructs and deploys web frameworks. The goal is to create a host agnostic framework that eliminates the dependencies on the legacy System.Web infrastructure.

Facebook: MVC Does Not Scale, Use Flux Instead [Updated]

by Abel Avram on  May 15, 2014 11

This article has been updated based on community and Jing Chen (Facebook)’s reaction. (See the Update section below.) Facebook came to the conclusion that MVC does not scale up for their needs and has decided to use a different pattern instead: Flux.

Convert VB 6 to WinForms and WinForms to HTML

by Jonathan Allen on  May 08, 2014 2

At Build, Mobilize.NET unveiled their newest migration product: WebMAP2. This product takes legacy WinForms applications and converts it into an HTML based application. When paired with their Visual Basic Upgrade Companion you can migrate code all the way from WB 6 to the web.

Create Your Own Scaffold in Visual Studio 2013.2

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 05, 2014

An important part of ASP.NET MVC is the set of code generators called scaffolds. Inspired by Ruby on Rails, these code generators can be used to quickly create controllers and views based on a model class. New in VS 2013 Update 2 is the ability to create your own scaffolds that plug into the overall framework.

Creating Single Page Apps With Angular.JS and ASP.NET

by Jeff Martin on  Apr 04, 2014

Angular.JS is a popular framework created by Google for creating single page applications. Despite its origins, it can also easily work with ASP.NET to provide Microsoft-centric developers the same powerful capabilities.

Om: Enhancing Facebook's React with Immutability

by Tom Coupland on  Jan 17, 2014

Om is a new a ClojureScript interface for Facebook’s React HTML UI library. Om uses Clojure(Script)'s persistent data structures and requestAnimationFrame to further improve React's rendering. InfoQ talked to Om's creator, David Nolen, about Om and the benefits of functional concepts for application programming.

DevExpress Universal 13.2 Introduces Token Box Control

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 25, 2013 1

DevExpress has included Token Box control in the latest release 13.2 which enables you to auto-complete values from a predefined list either by selection from the dropdown window list or manual input.

Interview with Vyacheslav Volkov, Creator of CaptchaMvc

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 23, 2013

InfoQ interviewed Vyacheslav Volkov, creator of CaptchaMvc, about his project and the future of captcha’s in general.

DevExpress ASP.NET Grid Control Introduces Batch Edit

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 18, 2013

The DevExpress ASPxGridView control included with the recently released 13.2 edition introduces batch editing that enables developers to modify a batch of grid data on the client side and send it to the server in one request. It also includes additional features such as cell coloring and notification dialogs.

New Owners for Unity.Mvc and Unity.WebAPI

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 21, 2013

The team behind the website FeedbackHound has taken ownership of the Unity.Mvc and Unity.WebAPI. These open source libraries allow for integration between ASP.NET MVC & Web API and Microsoft’s IoC framework, Unity.

Google Releases Dart 1.0

by Zef Hemel on  Nov 14, 2013

Two years after its initial announcement and preview release, Lars Bak announced the first stable release of Dart at Devvox in Belgium today. Dart is Google’s new web programming language and platform for developing modern web applications.

Attribute Based Routing in ASP.NET MVC

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 12, 2013

ASP.NET MVC 5 introduces the same attribute based routing used by Web API 2. This optional syntax allows routes to be registered declaratively instead of by manipulating a RouteCollection.

Improved Authentication with Filters in ASP.NET MVC 5

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 06, 2013

Visual Studio 2013 Developer Preview ships with ASP.NET MVC 5 which enables developers to apply authentication filters that provides an ability to authenticate users using various third party vendors or a custom authentication provider. Eric Vogel recently demonstrated its usage with an example using source codes.

ASP.NET and Web Tools for VS 2013 Preview with One ASP.NET, New HTML Editor, MVC5, SignalR 2, EF 6

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jun 27, 2013

The recently released ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 includes new HTML editor for Razor and web project files, ability to build all type of ASP.NET applications from a single dialog, claims based authentication in addition to support for SignalR 2.00 Beta1 and Entity Framework 6.0.0 beta1.

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