MSDN event resources and goodies for – CardSpace, Microsoft AJAX Client Library & AJAX Best Practices



As promised in my events, here are some pointers about the topics that we discussed today – CardSpace, Microsoft AJAX Client Libraries & AJAX Best Practices :


·         First and foremost be sure to check out the 2 DVD’s (MSDN Events Resource Kit) that you received at the event! They include working samples of the demos I showed, as well as links to more samples, webcasts and virtual labs.


·         Event Slides, Demos and Demo CodePosted HERE

o   CardSpace

o   Microsoft AJAX Client Libraries

o   AJAX Best Practices


·         WebcastsPosted HERE

o   Rob Bagby does an awesome webcast on – AJAX Client Libraries – Must WATCH!


·         Other Useful resources – (Thanks to my awesome colleague Lynn! Be sure to buy her book from HERE!)

·         CardSpace

o   Basic

§  introductory video on Channel 9 - 

§  Detecting cardspace support

§  Kim Cameron Identity blog

§  Cardspace on MSDN

o   Advanced

§  from Michele Bustamante - here is a demo that shows associating cards with ASP.NET membership in the comments field for the user. And it relies on the email address to associate the card to a user uniquely. See the CardSpace sample in this post:  It also includes a WCF sample, simple, using wsFederationHttpBinding

§  Michele's article on MSDN

·         AJAX

o   Basic

§  what is JSON? –

§  ASP.NET AJAX Documentation –

§  ASP.NET AJAX Tutorials –

§  Unobtrusive Coding –

§  Accessibility –

§  HIJAX –,

§  Micro Caching –

§  Security –

o   Advanced

§  Client reference (by Namespace, i.e. Sys, Sys.Net, etc..)

§  Server reference (by Namespace, i.e. Sys.Web.Handlers, Sys.Web.UI, etc...)

§  Extender control tutorial (with sample code)

o   Threat Modeling Books

§  Hacking Web Applications Exposed, Second Edition. Joel Scambray, Mike Shema, and Caleb Sima. McGraw Hill. Provides an excellent overview of Web Application Security – including common attack vectors and mitigation strategies.

§  Writing Secure Code, Second Edition. Michael Howard and Davie LeBlanc. Microsoft Press. Security Best Practices including input validation and target hardening.

§  AJAX In Action. Dave Crane, Eric Pascarello, with Darren James. Manning Publications. A comprehensive overview of AJAX programming from a best-practices perspective.


Please let me know if you need anything else! I enjoyed talking to you guys n gals!! Thank you! 


-Mithun Dhar

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  1. Thanks everyone for coming to today’s event at Nashua, NH! I had a wonderful time presenting! Many of

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