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Atlas demo with Europe map

I’ve been playing around a bit with the April CTP release of Atlas, Microsoft’s upcoming framework for Ajax applications. I’ve done a small live demonstration with ASP.NET 2.0 which show a basic map display with pinpointed locations. The pins show some of the largest cities in Europe.

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Join the hive

The interest in online multiplayer games is ever increasing and attracts new gamers every day. Beside giant worlds such as World of Warcraft and Eve Online which requires installation of large amounts of software on the client system there now exists a lightweight alternative.

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Ajax for the masses

This morning I read an article in the magazine Computer Sweden and grew somewhat irritated. The article complains about Swedish web sites being outdated since they’re not using “new” technologies such as Ajax. First, Ajax is not exactly new, since the technology has been around since 1998. It’s very hyped, yes, but that is a completely different thing.

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Ajax debunked

After having seen a couple of months with the word Ajax buzzing everywhere, I believe it’s time to clear a few things out. Ajax is a term coined by Jesse James Garrett at San Francisco-based company Adaptive Path in February 2005. It is commonly described as “asynchronous Javascript and XML”. I would rather say it’s a shorter way of writing “asynchronous JavaScript using XMLHttpRequest with CSS and DOM”.

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