Sunday, September 14, 2008

Foundations of ASP.NET AJAX

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2Rev Ed edition (November 12, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590598288

Since the emergence of Google Maps 12 months ago, Ajax programming techniques have become one of the hottest topics in the programming arena. To date, the frameworks available for creating these applications have been complex and have separated the development of the client–side Ajax (on the user’s machine) from the server–side supporting technology (on the company’s machines). This separation has made development slow and difficult.

ASP.NET AJAX is Microsoft’s solution to this problem. ASP.NET AJAX (formerly code–named Atlas) is a set of extensions to the existing ASP.NET 2.0 technology that provides you with a fast-and-simple environment to create Ajax applications. Microsoft has combined Ajax with ASP.NET technology and provided a unified set of development tools within Visual Studio 2005. For the first time, Ajax applications can be developed seamlessly in conjunction with a supporting technology.

Foundations of ASP.NET AJAX (written by Laurence Moroney the author of Apress successful Foundations of Atlas) gives you a detailed grounding in how ASP.NET AJAX works. It takes you swiftly through the basic principles of Ajax, then deep into the heart of the technology, where every namespace is discussed and every function considered. By the end of the book, you’ll know all the essentials to confidently produce cutting-edge ASP.NET AJAX applications swiftly and professionally. You will not need any reference beyond this book.

About the Author
A biography for this author is not available. Laurence Moroney is the Director of Technology Evangelism at Mainsoft, the cross-platform development company. He has over 10 years in software development and architecture, specializing in interoperability, security and performance in such diverse environments as Casinos, Jails, the Border Patrol, Airports, Professional Soccer and Financial Services. He has written several books on computing, including some on Web Services Security, ASP.NET and Java/.NET interoperability, as well as dozens of articles on various technology issues.
He lives in Sammamish, Washington with wife Rebecca and children Claudia and Christopher. His blog is at, where you can find lots of Atlas and other development resources. John Grieb lives on Long Island, New York, and works for Reuters as a technical specialist. He is currently the lead developer of a project to migrate Reuters Messaging to Microsoft Live Communication Server 2005. Prior to that, he spent several years in Reuter’s Microsoft R&D Group and Innovation Lab, gaining experience in a broad range of cutting-edge Microsoft technologies by participating in a many of Microsoft’s beta programs and developing prototypes demonstrating how they could be applied to Reuter’s own products and services.


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