February 6, 2007

Scott Gu's Blog: ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Released

Microsoft extends the Common Type Library to the client-side. This provides cross platform, cross browser support for a core JavaScript type-system, JSON-based network serialization stack, JavaScript component/control model (Observer Pattern), as well as common client JavaScript helper classes.

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Sizing Up .Net 3.0 Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) by Microsoft is a declarative XML-based language used to define objects and their properties, relationships and interactions for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). ...

Personally, my thoughts are, "Microsoft released the .Net 2.0 framework about the same time Web 2.0 was really peaking and they COMPLETELY missed it"... It had to be a major embarrassment for them. Now it looks like they are...

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January 27, 2007

Spring Framework Reference - Chapters 1 and 2

Spring provides a light-weight solution for building enterprise-ready applications, while still supporting the possibility of using declarative transaction management, remote access to your logic using RMI or web services, and various options for persisting your data to a database. Spring provides a full-featured MVC framework, and transparent ways of integrating AOP into your software.

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