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ASP.NET AJAX Framework now supported on all Windows Plans

by John Carthy on March 28, 2007


Just a quick update to let customers on our Windows web hosting plans know that we now provide support for ASP.NET AJAX. Formerly known as ATLAS, this is a free framework for building rich, interactive, cross-browser web applications. This Microsoft technology integrates cross-browser client script libraries with the ASP.NET 2.0 framework.

This is mainly a development tool for advanced web designers and developers and will have no effect on our existing customer’s web sites. If you do want to use this technology, please make sure you have .NET 2.0 enabled on your account.

With all our Windows accounts we offer the option of running ASP.NET 1.1 or ASP.NET 2.0. By default your account will run ASP.NET 1.1 but you can update that instantly through your account control panel by going to Site Management > Site Settings > ASP.NET Version.

ASP.NET AJAX makes it possible to take advantage of AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) techniques to create ASP.NET pages with rich user interfaces. ASP.NET AJAX allows for the creation of web applications in ASP.NET 2.0 which can update data on a web page without a complete reload of the page.

Check out these examples of what some people are doing with AJAX.

I still don’t know what Web 2.0 is. In a recent speech, Andrew Schroepfer from Tier 1 Research said it is the version after Web 1.0 and before Web 3.0. However, without having to assign some meaningless label to this phase of the web, I know this technology is introducing a whole new class of website development.

John Carthy
V.P. Sales and Marketing
SoftCom Technology Consulting Inc.

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PotsNPans December 16, 2010 at 4:37 PM

The AJAX examples were great. That’s really an impressive program.

WrogleyF December 23, 2010 at 4:04 PM

I’m happy that ASP.NET AJAX lets you do cross-browser web applications–those can be really valuable.

Stoddard January 3, 2011 at 11:04 AM

I like the link to the examples of AJAX sites. They really give me something to shoot for.

Randy5 February 4, 2011 at 9:13 AM

I’ve never gotten the whole Web 2.0, 3.0, etc. thing either. I think the Internet has developed in a continuous flow, not in abrupt stages.

Rusher June 28, 2011 at 3:30 AM

As I understand it, Randy5, Web 2.0 refers to the web dominated by user content–blogs, social media, etc.–and Web 3.0 will be dominated by artifically intelligent programs and apps.

OfftheWall August 15, 2011 at 8:22 AM

And then Web 4.0 will be the phase when these artificially intelligent programs take over the world and control human beings.

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