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.NET wasn't built with Ajax in mind, but it's become a robust platform for Ajax development. Now there's a book that teaches Ajax from the .NET developer's viewpoint.
Author Daniel Woolston is pioneering the use of the new Ajax.NET library in production environments. His production experience shows. For instance, some developers have allowed Ajax to obliterate n-tier application structure. Woolston shows how to use Ajax while maintaining clearly delineated presentation, business, and data layers.
There's a full section on security and performance, from hardening browsers to testing and optimization. Woolston offers a clear-eyed look at Ajax's limitations, culminating with a preview of Microsoft's widely anticipated response to Ajax: Atlas. Bill Camarda, from the September 2006 Read Only