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23 .NET Open Source Projects

by Abel Avram on  Jul 02, 2009 12

Eric Nelson, a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft and Technical Editor of MSDN UK Flash, has compiled a list of 23 .NET open source projects mostly based on recommendations sent by UK developers. Other great projects did not make it into the list, while Microsoft’s contribution include: ASP.NET MVC, DLR, IronRuby, IronPython, MEF.

.NET RIA Services, the Roadmap

by Abel Avram on  Jun 11, 2009

The .NET RIA Services team has published their release plan starting with a CTP in July and ending with RTW during the first part of 2010. These dates are not set in concrete since changes may appear due to user feedback.

FireAtlas ASP.NET AJAX Viewer

by Al Tenhundfeld on  Jun 08, 2009

FireAtlas is an extension to Firebug dedicated to ASP.NET AJAX debugging through providing PageRequestManager tracing and partial update inspection.

Gizmox Releases Visual WebGui 6.4 Preview Version

by Dave West on  May 27, 2009

Gizmox announces the release of a free preview version of its Visual WebGui, version 6.4, product. VWG promises a point-and-click tool for RIA development (DHTML or Silverlight) that requires no HTML, CSS, or XAML coding; and that can be integrated with Photoshop, Expression Blend, and Flash CS.

Virtual Panel: Evolution of JavaScript Frameworks for HTML 5

by Dio Synodinos on  May 08, 2009 2

In this virtual panel the creators and core developers of Dojo, YUI, Prototype, script.aculo.us, MooTools and GWT talk about the evolution of JavaScript for the new API's that are exposed with HTML 5. These API's deal with 2D drawing, drag & drop, history, media, client-side persistent storage, server-sent events and more.

Presentation: JQuery - a Javascript DOM Library

by David West on  May 07, 2009 1

Announcing a presentation on JQuery: a JavaScript library that provides cross-browser compatibility, Ajax and DOM services, rapid construction of interactive prototypes, and the addition of dynamic behavior to existing Web applications. The presentation introduces Jquery, demos it use, and discusses particular features that differentiate it from similar library products

Easy Persistent Entity Transfers

by Craig Wickesser on  Apr 27, 2009

Often times when transferring persistent entities outside of the JVM you must strip off persistence related information or modifications. Gilead, formerly Hibernate4GWT, aims to ease that process and handle the heavy lifting.

Presentation: Interactive Websites with Comet and DWR

by Abel Avram on  Apr 08, 2009 3

In this session filmed during QCon London 2008, Joe Walker presents Comet, a long polling AJAX method used for updating the browser’s page, and DWR, a Java library for writing web sites using AJAX.

WindowBuilder Pro 7.0 Released

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 24, 2009

Instantiations has released WindowBuilder Pro 7.0, a Java GUI builder, and which recently won the "Best commercial Eclipse-based developer tool" category at EclipseCon 2009. Updates to 7.0 include UI Factories and Nebula widget integration, along with Swing Data Binding and GWT-Ext widgets.

Microsoft Introduces .Net RIA Services

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 19, 2009 14

Yesterday, Microsoft released .Net RIA Services which was mostly in stealth mode until now. In his presentation at MIX 09, Nikhil Kothari, explained "n-tier development and architecture is hard and un-natural. Our goal is to bring ASP.NET / RAD style productivity to RIA developmend"

Fiddler Web Debugging Proxy

by Al Tenhundfeld on  Mar 02, 2009

Fiddler is a free proxy that logs HTTP(S) traffic, allowing developers to inspect requests and responses, set breakpoints, and tamper with incoming or outgoing data. Fiddler also includes an event-based scripting subsystem and can be extended using any .NET language. A simple but powerful example of Fiddler's utility can be seen when trying to get a complete view of a site's AJAX traffic.

Virtual Panel: The Current and Future State of RIA

by Scott Delap on  Feb 26, 2009

InfoQ recently conducted a virtual panel on the current and future state of RIA and Ajax technologies. The panel features a number of valued contributors to the community including Dion Almaer, Jnan Dash, Didier Girard, Peter Pilgrim, Tim Sneath, and Ryan Stewart.

Oracle launches Rich Enterprise Application (REA) site

by Dio Synodinos on  Feb 08, 2009

For developers interested in building multi-channel-capable applications which are pre-integrated with enterprise technologies, Oracle has launched its Rich Enterprise Application (REA) site. There it features a set of Rich Client JSF Components which are part of its Application Development Framework (ADF).

Article: Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform Use at CAS Software AG

by Floyd Marinescu on  Feb 06, 2009 3

Eclipse RAP (Rich Ajax Platform) in the real world is covered in this case study which looks at how CAS Software AG used RAP on a recent new product offering. Eclipse Equinox is also used by CAS and covered in the case study.

Debate: Prototype vs. jQuery

by Dio Synodinos on  Jan 23, 2009 8

With Ajax dominating the Web development scene on the client-side, the question “which JavaScript/Ajax framework is the best” has become a common one. Glenn Vanderburg’s article which compares Prototype to jQuery caused diverse responses from industry experts Douglas Crockford and Dion Almaer.

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