The unofficial biography of Microsoft, ASP.NET, Ajax, and jQuery

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. The Microsoft Ajax strategy has been a bit of a winding road.  Even if you’ve kept up with the evolution, as I have, you might be a little confused.  Today, Scott Guthrie published a blog post announcing that Microsoft’s first submissions to jQuery are official.  There was a…

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Does jQuery ship with SharePoint 2010? (and why you should be using an Ajax CDN)

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. jQuery is one of the most popular javascript libraries used by ASP.NET developers.  In fact, jQuery ships with Visual Studio 2010.  It is in the “Scripts” folder of a new “ASP.NET Web Application” or “ASP.NET MVC 2 Web Application” project template. Does jQuery ship with SharePoint 2010?  Short…

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SCREENCAST: Managing Browser History Using Client Script Without ScriptManager

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. ASP.NET Ajax has a great feature that helps make it easy to enable back/forward button and bookmarking support in your Ajax applications.  However, most people think you need ASP.NET WebForms and the ScriptManager control to take advantage of this feature.  Furthermore, most people think you actually have to…

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Love jQuery = Love ASP.NET Ajax Library

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. I’ve been covering ASP.NET AJAX and what used to be called the “Microsoft Ajax Library” ever since the first “Atlas” code drops.  ASP.NET AJAX has always offered Web Forms developers a relatively simple way of Ajax enabling their applications without forcing them to change how they write them…

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Bing Maps roadshow in Reston

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. Want to get up to speed on the latest release of Bing Maps including both the Ajax and Silverlight controls as well as the SOAP web services?  Don’t miss the upcoming roadshow in Reston, Va.  Details: http://www.bing.com/community/blogs/govmaps/archive/2009/11/24/bing-maps-roadshow-coming-to-reston-virgina.aspx “At this event, experts will provide an overview of Bing Maps…

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Doloto – AJAX application optimization tool

“Doloto reduces the size of initial application code download by hundreds of kilobytes or as much as 50% of the original download size. The time to download and begin interacting with large applications is reduced by 20-40% or dozens of seconds as shown below, depending on the application and wide-area network conditions.” http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/devlabs/ee423534.aspx Rock with…

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jQuery & MicrosoftAjax “happy together”

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. I’ve been using jQuery quite a bit lately.  I’ve grown very fond of it.  At the same time, I have been digging into ASP.NET AJAX 4.0.  I just read a post from Bertand Le Roy that made me smile.  In his post, he shows how you can do…

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DevDinnerOnDemand: What’s new in ASP.NET 4.0

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. I decided not to publish the last Developer Dinner in favor of pointing you to newer sessions last weeks MIX 09 conference.  These sessions basically cover everything I covered at the dinner and more. Microsoft ASP.NET 4.0 : What’s Next? Choosing between ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC Microsoft…

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FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on ASP.NET 4.0

Thanks to everyone who attended!  You can find the deck and demo code here: Slide 40 of the deck has links to get the demo code.  Once the next preview release of ASP.NET 4.0 AJAX is published, I will blog about where you can get the samples I demonstrated (DataView / Client Templates).  I will…

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