Survey: Ajax usage among .NET developers in 2009

A couple of years ago Simone Chiaretta did a survey of .NET Developers usage of Ajax..   I just saw that he is refreshing that survey to see what has changed in the industry.  Are people still actively moving to Ajax?  Are they using MVC or WebForms with their Ajax?  Which ones of the *many* ajax…


AjaxWorld Talk: Building a Great Ajax application from Scratch

I had a great time today at AjaxWorld during my talk on building a great Ajax Application from Scratch.  It was fun to get out from behind the powerpoint and show some real code!   For this demo, I only used freely available tools… In  particular everything I show works in Visual Studio 2008 Web Developer…


Book Plug: Advanced ASP.NET AJAX Server Controls For .NET Framework 3.5

I recently got a copy of Advanced ASP.NET AJAX Server Controls For .NET Framework 3.5.  This promises to be a great book.   With .NET Framework 3.5, Ajax is really interesting the mainstream and the Ajax Server Controls make it very easy for the millions of ASP.NET developers to easily take advantage of the power Ajax…


DropThings: Open Source ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Portal – new and improved

Omar AL Zabir (author of Building a Web 2.0 Portal with ASP.NET 3.5) updated his very cool ASP.NET AJAX Portal application with 3.5 features, Workflow Foundation and new C# 3.0 features.   Play with it here:  Check out the details… Update 3/29/2009:  Updated URL to site.


Loving the South African Developer Community

I just got back from South Africa and I am happy to report that the .NET Developer community is very strong there.    User’s Group Meetings in in Johannesburg and Cape Town User group meeting in Johannesburg  – thanks for setting this up Craig Nicholson..  I had a great time showing off Silverlight 2.  We had…


Silverlight talk at AjaxWorld

I am pretty exited to be going to AjaxWorld (Oct 20-22) in San Jose…. I will be at least giving a Silverlight talk and maybe something else fun in the Ajax, MVC, ASP.NET space. I love getting out in the broad industry events because I can hear such diverse perspectives.  Anyone else planning to go?  …


Mix Essentials Event in South Africa in June

I am very excited that Joe Stagner and I will be heading to South Africa the week of June 23rd.   While we are there, we will have a chance to interact with the very passionate .NET community in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.  The South Africa Mix Essentials is an excellent chance to have a…


Enhanced Mix08 Videos Posted

We recently finished the post product work required to get enhanced videos posted.  The videos not only include slides\demos, but also include a separate video stream of the speaker  so you get a deeper experience.   Mix08 Session Overview: Building Great AJAX Applications from Scratch Using ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 [Watch this video] Unfortunately,…