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  • Blog Post: Survey: Ajax usage among .NET developers in 2009

    A couple of years ago Simone Chiaretta did a survey of .NET Developers usage of Ajax ..   I just saw that he is refreshing that survey to see what has changed in the industry.  Are people still actively moving to Ajax?  Are they using MVC or WebForms with their Ajax?  Which ones...
  • Blog Post: AjaxWorld Talk: Building a Great Ajax application from Scratch

    I had a great time today at AjaxWorld during my talk on building a great Ajax Application from Scratch.  It was fun to get out from behind the powerpoint and show some real code!   For this demo, I only used freely available tools... In  particular everything I show works in Visual...
  • Blog Post: Book Plug: Advanced ASP.NET AJAX Server Controls For .NET Framework 3.5

    I recently got a copy of Advanced ASP.NET AJAX Server Controls For .NET Framework 3.5 .  This promises to be a great book.   With .NET Framework 3.5, Ajax is really interesting the mainstream and the Ajax Server Controls make it very easy for the millions of ASP.NET developers to easily...
  • Blog Post: DropThings: Open Source ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Portal - new and improved

    Omar AL Zabir (author of Building a Web 2.0 Portal with ASP.NET 3.5 ) updated his very cool ASP.NET AJAX Portal application with 3.5 features, Workflow Foundation and new C# 3.0 features. Play with it here: http://dropthings.omaralzabir.com Check out the details ... Update 3/29/2009: Updated...
  • Blog Post: Loving the South African Developer Community

    I just got back from South Africa and I am happy to report that the .NET Developer community is very strong there.    User's Group Meetings in in Johannesburg and Cape Town User group meeting in Johannesburg  - thanks for setting this up Craig Nicholson ..  I had a great time...
  • Blog Post: Updated Talk: Building Great AJAX Applications from Scratch Using ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008

    For my Mix Essentials talk in South Africa I updated my Mix08 talk Building Great AJAX Applications from Scratch Using ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 to have a little more Africa feel... I used some photos from my safari at Mala Mala here this week. Download the working sample and a set of...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight talk at AjaxWorld

    I am pretty exited to be going to AjaxWorld (Oct 20-22) in San Jose.... I will be at least giving a Silverlight talk and maybe something else fun in the Ajax, MVC, ASP.NET space. I love getting out in the broad industry events because I can hear such diverse perspectives.  Anyone else planning to...
  • Blog Post: Mix Essentials Event in South Africa in June

    I am very excited that Joe Stagner and I will be heading to South Africa the week of June 23rd.   While we are there, we will have a chance to interact with the very passionate .NET community in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.  The South Africa Mix Essentials is an excellent chance to...
  • Blog Post: Enhanced Mix08 Videos Posted

    We recently finished the post product work required to get enhanced videos posted.  The videos not only include slides\demos, but also include a separate video stream of the speaker  so you get a deeper experience.   Mix08 Session Overview: Building Great AJAX Applications from Scratch...
  • Blog Post: Mix08 Session Overview: Building Great AJAX Applications from Scratch Using ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008

    I am really looking forward to my Mix08 session this year... It is going to be fun to building an Ajax application from scratch on stage with VS2008 and ASP.NET 3.5. Update (3/15) : I made a few tweaks based on comments to this post. thanks! Update (3/07): The session video is now posted . There is even...
  • Blog Post: Mix 08 Schedule Picks

    I know there are quite a few folks on there way to Vegas right now for Mix08 ...   I thought I'd thumb through the session list and give you my picks for some cool Mix 08 session.    Even you could not make it to Mix this year, we will be streaming EVERY SESSION ~24 hours after...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Launch: Live Chat Today

    The Visual Studio 2008 Launch fun continues! There is a around the clock chat going on to give people around the world a chance to ask questions about VS2008. I will be hosting a live chat today(2-28) 8-10pm PST. If you'd like to sign on and ask any questions on Visual Studio 2008 or ASP.NET 3.5 I...
  • Blog Post: At the Visual Studio 2008 Launch in LA

    I am already having a great time at the Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Sql Server 2008 Launch event in LA… I am gave a very fun session on Visual Studio 2008 for Web Developers... It was fun to pull this together over the last few days (harddrive crash excluded).  There is SO...
  • Blog Post: Heading RTP in North Carolina...

    In April I will be going to see some family in North Carolina and I thought I'd take the opportunity to speak at the local user group there.   On April 9th, I will be speaking at the Triangle .NET User Group in Raleigh, NC...  Here is what I planned to cover..  Sort of think of it...
  • Blog Post: Great ASP.NET AJAX Web Portal Starter Kit: dropthings.com

    I was very excited to see that Omar AL Zabir , co-founder & CTO Pageflakes has created a very cool AJAX based Web portal http://dropthings.com . And even more excited to see he has posted all the code in an open source way! Now you can build your own Ajax portal fun! Dropthings is a open source Web...
  • Blog Post: Mix08 -- Almost sold out...

    I just head that we are very close to selling out Mix08, so if you want to be there for all the action, now is the time! Check out http://visitmix.com/2008/default.aspx for all the details... But a few cool things we are doing this year... 1. Lots more sessions from 3rd parties... Yes, I know you like...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Ajax Library Book Published

    I recently got a copy of Microsoft AJAX Library Essentials: Client-side ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Explained by Cristian Darie and Bogdan Brinzarea . I think it is very, cool that there is a whole book on the Microsoft Ajax Library ( download )... I think this is a far two unsung asset of the ASP.NET 3.5 . ...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Personal Web Site Starter Kit - Ajax Enabled with .NET Framework 3.5 and VS2008

    I recently grabbed the ASP.NET Personal Web Site Starter Kit that we wrote for VS2005\.NET Framework 2.0 and opened it up in VS2008 to see how the new tool and platform could help. It was fun and painless to Ajax Enable the site with the new features in ASP.NET 3.5 and VS2008. Here is a run down of a...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Launch Event in LA, Feb 27th

    I will be heading down LA on Feb 27th for the combined launch event for VS2008, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008. It should be a fun time! Ballmer will be kicking things off, then later in the day I will give a breakout about how to use .NET Framework 3.5 and VS2008 to build amazingly great web...
  • Blog Post: Software Development Predictions for 2008

    Happy New Year! Not too long ago, I was asked for my predictions for the IT-Technology in 2008... You can find the full article here, but I thought I'd include my thoughts on my blog. Where's i-Technology Headed in 2008? I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments 1. User Experience...
  • Blog Post: Results for Ajax usage among .NET developers

    Simone Chiaretta recently posted the results to his Ajax usage survey . Check out the: .NET Ajax Survey results Simone has a great write up, including the raw data, I encourage you to check it out ... But A couple of things that popped out to me: 1. Simone concludes that 84% of ASP.NET developers are...
  • Blog Post: Using VS2008 to Target .NET Framework 2.0 with ASP.NET AJAX

    As I mentioned last month , VS 2008 fully supports building applications for .NET Framework 2.0... This is very important as it will take time for some hosters and IT organizations to fully deploy .NET Framework 3.5, but you don't want that to block you from taking full advantage of the cool features...
  • Blog Post: Ajax usage among .NET developers

    Simone Chiaretta is trying to gather some informal data on Ajax usage among .NET Developers . It is a very quick, four question survey… Simone mentioned he would be publishing the results on his blog shortly. Please click Here to take survey .
  • Blog Post: The Wait is Over: ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview Posted

    Ok, ok, it took us a little longer than we expected, but we finally got the ASP.NET 3.5 Extension Preview posted ! This is the release with all the MVC goodness you have been hearing about as well as some very cool stuff such as Dynamic Data controls which makes building data driven web applications...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX Toolkit Release for VS2008

    If you are a web developer just evaluating ASP.NET 3.5 and VS2008, I strong recommend you go grab VS2008 Web Express and the updated ASP.NET AJAX Toolkit . It is full of some really great AJAX controls for ASP.NET... It is a community driven open source project that Microsoft has put some full time developers...
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