After the naming game for ASP.NET “Atlas” that was started a couple of weeks ago by Steven Smith, today the official naming and roadmap for ASP.NET “Atlas” has been announced. Scott Guthrie posted the official naming and roadmap for ASP.NET Atlas on his blog.
I will need the next couple of weeks to get used and use the new naming:
- ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions: The server-side functionality that seamlessly integrates with ASP.NET and uses the same programming model familiar to existing ASP.NET developers.
- ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit: The set of free, shared source controls and components that currently form the “Atlas” Control Toolkit community project hosted on CodePlex.
- Microsoft AJAX = Microsoft AJAX Library + ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions.
I think it’s good that the official naming was announced today. It gives all of us a good signal that Microsoft is very serious about shipping a fully supported 1.0 release of “Atlas” that will be 100% cross-browser and cross-platform.
The renaming also means that all Microsoft AJAX related sessions should be renamed. Luckily enough the content doesn’t change. Get used to some session titles like:
- ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit: Creating Rich Client-Side Controls and Components
- ASP.NET: Developer and Designer AJAX Bliss with Visual Studio and Expression
- Building Compelling Microsoft AJAX Applications with Today’s Tools
- Power Microsoft AJAX Programming: Controls, Gadgets, Mash-ups, and more
- Developing Rich Web Applications with Microsoft AJAX Library
- AJAX Patterns with Microsoft AJAX
- ASP.NET, AJAX and You: Introducing Microsoft AJAX
- AJAX, ASP.NET, and You: All About Microsoft AJAX
- “Scripting Microsoft AJAX Library”: Deep Dive into Microsoft AJAX Library, Scripting & Debugging
I’ll update all TechEd Developer session titles and abstracts to the new naming later this week.