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Ajax, Flash and .Net framework 3.0

The client side technologies available on the web browser are many. What got me interested at first was the blog phenomena part of a new technological Internet wave called web 2.0  by O’Reilly Being a software developer I got interested in the technologies involved and where Micorosft stood in this regards.  

Let’s start with adobe Flash regarded as a Rich Internet Application. Having developped windows and internet application using Microsoft products I got interested in what Flash had to offer for user interface design and object oriented development via actionscript.After closer examination,I am very impressed with what Adobe as to offer with Flash 8 in providing user’s with a rich experience for navigating information in a very visually intuitive pleasing manner.

Microsoft took notice and is releasing the .Net 3.0 Framework  and will write about shortly.  Ajax in my opinion is what I call a stand by technology and find it’s use limited in that it is based on Javascript. A computer world article does provide a good overview. The Asp.Net implementation of Atlas is nothing more than a DLL, a webcontrol wrapper that enables AJAX.

The principle of having an object on a web page communicating with a server without having the entire page refresh but just the object is what Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) is all about. It is unfortunate that the web community has not embraced what flash currently has to offer but I’m sure in specialized intranet solutions the benefits would be appreciated since Flash is much more than for banner advertisements. 

I’m off to look at Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and Windows CardSpace to see what it’s all about.   



January 9, 2007 - Posted by | Internet, Internet Technologies

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