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Atlas, Vista etc.

During the weekend i watch lots of TV for earthquake updates. Nation's largest relief programme is going on after the rescue operations.
Thousands of people still living under open sky without food, water and other basic necessaties of life but there is a little good news that whole nation is united and everyone doing its best. God bless us.

Well besides of watching TV. I dig into Atlas, a new set of technologies for developing asynchronous web pages like gmail, my.msn.com etc.
Microsoft officially released Atlas beta with Asp 2.0. Atlas is based on rich client script libraries which used DHTML techniques to make hidden
requests for a particualr content on a server from a client web page. I bet you guys had a lot of discussions on AJAX , so for the sake of simplicity you can say Atlas is Micrsoft's AJAX. 
I installed
Windows Vista and developed an AVALON based simple application but i couldnt find it impressive. I enjoyed using Cassini 2.0 for hosting
framework 2.0 web apps. If you want to host .net web apps without IIS Cassini is the best choice available free of cost. You can get a lot more from Cassini, i would highly recommend it for every .NET developer.

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 5:10 AM by developer


Khurram Aziz said:

“Developer” has written a post on how useful Microsoft’s Cassini is. It’s a light weight engine to host...
# October 18, 2005 5:00 PM

naveed said:

why do u prefer to develop a web app wheather it is feasible or not? e.g POS or general inventory system or other desktop applications can be developed window based!
# October 19, 2005 10:01 AM

developer said:

Naveed i think you can design and develop a wonderfull accounting or inventory application by using hypertext based interfaces. The only side-effect is there is a client and server involve in generating UI's if you talk about web. You would have to bear the penality of extra processing at every button click.
Just have a look at Microsoft Money 2005 (a wonderfull financial application for small to medium businesses.)
# October 19, 2005 11:28 PM
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