Ben Hall shows how Ruby testing tools can help with .NET and ASP.NET development and takes a look at RSpec, Webrat, Cucumber, Selenium and others. Also: a peek at using IronRuby for testing .NET apps.
Mark Pollack provides an introduction to Spring.NET which can help developers more easily implement and design loosely coupled application architectures. The core concepts in the Spring Framework extend beyond the Java platform and are applicable to .NET. Spring.NET combines the Spring Framework's proven architectural concepts and patterns with additional features specific to .NET.
As the Dutch artist MC Escher once said "Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible". Hence we are trying to stretch the .NET framework to cover the Cloud such that it will become possible to incrementally and seamlessly design, develop, and debug complex distributed applications using your favorite existing and unmodified .NET compiler and deploy these applications anywhere.
ASP.NET AJAX is a AJAX framework from Microsoft. It facilitates quick generation of more efficient, more interactive and highly-personalized Web experiences that work across all the most popular browsers. It integrates cross-browser client script libraries with the ASP.NET 2.0 development framework. Developers have full access to the built-in ASP.NET 2.0 application services.
ASP.NET lead architect Nikhil Lothari demonstrates the out-of-box features in ASP.NET Ajax can be used to enrich Web apps with Ajax functionality and incorporate various Ajax patterns in a simple manner; he also demonstrates more powerful usage of the script framework, best practices and design patterns for incorporating and encapsulating script functionality.
Toronto.Com attracts over 700,000 unique visitors per month, and offers comprehensive and searchable access to business and event listings. Originally built in 1997, the Java/J2EE technology foundation for the site was expensive and time-consuming to maintain, and limited TorStar Digital's ability to share content and functionality between Toronto.Com and other properties.