Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

DinnerNow: Microsoft Sample Application

Category: Microsoft, Screencast

Microsoft has created a sample application that shows off their latest technology:

The demo utilizes several technologies including: IIS7, ASP.NET Ajax Extensions, Linq, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Powershell, and the .NET Compact Framework.

Their first screencast shows life as a shopping cart user and has the usual ajax shopping cart features that we are used to now (dynamic update of amounts). The coming screencasts will show the backend views and will hopefully have some interesting Ajax use cases implemented.

Dinner Now

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:36 am
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Its me or the website menu is misplaced ?

Comment by victor — February 13, 2007

It seems pretty neat, but a difference I keep noticing between, for instance, Microsoft and Google is that MS always makes their applications specific to one goal, while other companies make general platforms that can be integrated into any market (i.e. Google Maps). Maybe I’m just being nice and not directly stating the benefit of open source.. ;)

oh and the menu – like most MS apps, it’s a trendy feature, not a bug.

Comment by wes — February 13, 2007

Thats friggin cool

Comment by Steve Boyd — February 13, 2007

wes: You realize this is just a contrived sample app for a fictitious company, right?

The technologies they’re showing are extremely broad platform pieces like ASP.NET AJAX and the Windows Communication Foundation.

Comment by Steve Marx — February 13, 2007

Wes,

To follow on to Steve’s comments. This is a sample application that’s designed to show how one can build an application on top of the Microsoft platform. We use a ton of different pieces and parts, any of which could be replaced with another implementation of your choosing.

We’re also server guys, so design is not quite our forte, and I will try to get that web menu fixed. Here’s a partial list of the technologies in this demo:

IIS7
Windows Workflow Foundation
Windows Communication Foundation (talking ws-*, pox, msmq)
CardSpace
Windows Presentation Foundation
Linq
Powershell
Longhorn Server transactional file system
Vista Sidebar Gadgets
ASP.NET AJAX
MMC Snap-ins (for managing the applications)
A Windows Mobile client

I’m probably missing a few details as well.

We’ll be following up this initial video with deeper diving screencasts on the individual technologies, because for each one we tried to highlight different scenarios.

Comment by Matt Winkler — February 13, 2007

WOW is NOW!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Khushal — February 19, 2007

DinnerNow doesn’t work at all in Firefox.

Comment by Mark Richman — July 13, 2007

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