Friday, October 20th, 2006
Scott Guthrie of Microsoft announced the first beta release of the new ASP.NET Ajax framework (formerly Atlas).
There are some significant changes including:
- $() is now $get(): This means that you can play nice with libraries such as prototype. It is really interesting that Microsoft took this step instead of saying “screw it. why should we change because of you” and instead decided to play really nice. If you do not care about prototype and co, you may prefer the simplicity of $()
- Browser Support: Safari is now officially support, with Opera in the works
A lot of good stuff here. Read more on ScottGu’s blog, and the official site. Hopefully there will be some good questions to the Microsoft team behind this, and IE7 at the Ajax Experience which is starting next Monday.
Fancy a quick getaway to meet up with the Ajax community? Want to be stuck in Boston traffic? Want to mourn the Red Sox’ year? Want to visit a US city with history ;)? Come join us!
Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:14 pm