I had a great time this morning doing the closing keynote… I talked about how great, productive Ajax application are optimized for a set of balances. Client and server, proprietary and open source, established and emerging technology, etc.
You can see below, the code is very easy trivial to wire up…
Next I showed how well the Microsoft AJAX library works with PHP and Linux. I did this whole demo in Linux Ubunto.. The client was FireFox and the server PHP on Apache, both on Linux! Also, check out Steve Marx’s codeplex project for more information… The demo is a very simple chat application that does both client and updates to the DOM as well as update a div based on other user’s changes.
Next I had a little fun with WPFE… The audience loved the “pager turner” demo where I showed how we can do rich graphical processing on the client.
And of course I had demo’ed that plus a bit more on the Mac. There I hit on progressive download, MP3 paying and full screen high-def video playback that doesn’t reset as you change in and out of fullscreen mode.
BTW, see the full video on ScottGu's blog...
And, of course I talked more about joining OpenAjax.. http://blogs.msdn.com/photos/brada/images/1920973/original.aspx
As I hope you can see, it was a very fun talk… This is a very cool time to be a web developer… Enjoy!