Foundations of Atlas: Rapid Ajax Development with ASP.NET 2.0

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This book introduces a fast-track path to understanding Atlas, and how this technology can increase the power and functionality of your code while conserving time and effort. The book begins with a bare-bones introduction that explains how Atlas relates to Ajax.

Microsoft Atlas is a web-client framework that makes building Ajax-style applications easier. It provides a prewritten framework that gives you a structured environment in which to work. Atlas also provides you with an ...

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Overview

This book introduces a fast-track path to understanding Atlas, and how this technology can increase the power and functionality of your code while conserving time and effort. The book begins with a bare-bones introduction that explains how Atlas relates to Ajax.

Microsoft Atlas is a web-client framework that makes building Ajax-style applications easier. It provides a prewritten framework that gives you a structured environment in which to work. Atlas also provides you with an object model and standardized debugging to make development faster and simpler.

Ajax is a way of combining a number of Web technologies including JavaScript, dynamic HTML, and a feature known as XMLHttp (which reduces the need for client browsers to constantly reconnect to the server every time new information is downloaded). But at the moment, people developing with Ajax have to write their code from the ground up, which is complex and time consuming.

The book guides you through a series of practical examples that demonstrate the Atlas framework and available controls. After reading this book, youll be able to compile a seamless Atlas-based application of your own!

  • In anticipation of changes during development of the Atlas technology, the updated source code is posted for download on the author's blog, www.philotic.com/blog.
  • This book demystifies the Atlas technology and shows you how to work with it.
  • The first book dedicated to this revolutionary new technology.
  • Written by an experienced .NET author in collaboration with the Atlas development team.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590596470
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 5/30/2006
  • Edition description: 1st Corrected ed. 2006. Corr. 2nd printing 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurence Moroney is the director of technology evangelism at Mainsoft, the cross-platform development company. He has over 10 years in software development and architecture, specializing in interoperability, security and performance in such diverse industries as casinos, jails, the U.S. Border Patrol, airports, professional soccer teams and financial services. He has written several books on computing, including some on Web Services Security, ASP.NET and Java/.NET interoperability, as well as dozens of articles on various technology issues. He lives in Sammamish, Washington with his wife, Rebecca, and children, Claudia and Christopher. His blog is at Philotic.com, where you can find lots of Atlas and other development resources.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introducing Ajax 1
Ch. 2 Atlas : taking Ajax to the next level 17
Ch. 3 Atlas : making client-side JavaScript easier 33
Ch. 4 Introducing client controls in Atlas 53
Ch. 5 Using client controls in Atlas 77
Ch. 6 Introducing server controls in Atlas 125
Ch. 7 Using server controls in Atlas 165
Ch. 8 Data binding in Atlas 197
Ch. 9 Using the AtlasUIGlitz library 231
Ch. 10 Mapping with Atlas 249
Ch. 11 Building a sample application with ASP.NET and Atlas 269
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2006

    Foundation no longer exists for this book.

    I purchased this book in late August '06. This is the worst technical book I have ever seen -- bar none. Out of date before it hit the street. Way, way too many errors. The author, on his blog site states that he wrote the book a year before Atlas was made generally available. So much has changed in the language particulars since then that is nearly impossible to proceed with the code he provides. Nor is there an active forum for confused or perplexed users. So why is this book even being offered or published? I have been around since VB 1 and have used/learned VB, VC++, C#, CSS, ASP.NET 2, and Javascript, all from books, so I speak with some experience. If you buy this book, you are throwing your money away.

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