Friday, January 7th, 2011

Json.NET 4.0

Category: .NET, JSON

Per James Newton, the latest Json.NET release targets .NET 4. Json.NET 4.0 comes with a Windows Phone specific dll, compiled using Windows Phone tools. A .NET 4 feature employed is the dynamic keyword, which allows variables and members to be statically typed as dynamic.  Json.NET 4.0 adds support for dynamic keywords in a couple of Read the rest…

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3.4 rating from 39 votes

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Kojax? Huh?

Category: .NET, Microsoft, Mobile

Mary Jo Foley has an article called Move over, Ajax. Here comes Microsoft’s ‘Kojax’. The thing is, I don’t get what it actually is: Kojax is a mobile development platform, according to my sources, that will allow Microsoft- — and third-party-developed — applets run in an Ajax-like way, using a combination of Visual Studio tools Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:00 am

2.6 rating from 78 votes

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Microsoft LiveFX: Apps that look like a browser

Category: .NET

Regardless of whether you’re in the Google camp or in the Microsoft camp, I think it’s a fair statement to say that these differences of viewpoint accurately reflect each company’s core strength and focus: Google wants the browser to grow to subsume the desktop; Microsoft wants the desktop to grow to subsume the cloud. This Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:04 am

2.6 rating from 56 votes

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Round the Web: Vector Graphics

Category: .NET, Canvas, SVG

Here’s a quick round-the-web series of updates on happenings with SVG, Canvas, and open web graphics libraries. First is a cool demo using SVG called Blobular: I got the demo working in Firefox 3, though there were some glitches in Safari 3. As a cool aside, when I was uploading the screencast above YouTube transparently Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:00 am
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4.1 rating from 26 votes

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

jQuery finds its way into Microsoft and Nokia stacks

Category: .NET, Ajax, jQuery

Just as jQuery kicks off its first jQuery conference adjunct with The Ajax Experience in Boston tomorrow, it gets an energy boost from some big double-barrel news: Microsoft and jQuery Microsoft is looking to make jQuery part of their official development platform. Their JavaScript offering today includes the ASP.NET Ajax Framework and they’re looking to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:01 pm

4.2 rating from 148 votes

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Ra Ajax: Ajax for .NET

Category: .NET

Thomas Hansen is a vocal member of the community, and worked on Gaia Widgets in the past. Now he has moved on to create his own opensource library Ra Ajax, an Ajax library for .NET. (He has posted the bloody details of how he “left”). He is experimenting, and writing up a series of “how Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:01 am

3.8 rating from 51 votes

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Talking to .NET on the server with Jaxer

Category: .NET, Aptana

What does your CEO do? Paul Colton, CEO of Aptana, gets his fingers dirty. He just wrote a post about accessing COM objects from JavaScript with Jaxer. This is possible as the JavaScript is running on the server, and this server is running on Windows. You can download the source code to check it all Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 am

3.7 rating from 36 votes

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Fast Streaming Ajax Proxy

Category: .NET, Performance

Omar AL Zabir, the co-founder & CTO of Pageflakes has written about a continuous streaming Ajax proxy that solves the common problem that all Ajax proxies have, the double delay in downloading content on server first and then delivering to the browser. Omar talks about the continuous proxy that can help solve the problems. The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:02 am
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3.4 rating from 36 votes

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

JavaScript, C#, and ExtSharp

Category: .NET, Sencha

Colin Ramsay thinks that JavaScript and C# can be scarily similar as he shows an ExtJS example: < View plain text > javascript var win = new Ext.Window({     title: ‘Order Viewer’, layout: ‘border’,     width: 500, height: 500,     modal: true, resizable: false, closable: false, draggable: false,     items: [ Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am
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4.5 rating from 61 votes

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Google Visualization joins the Ajax APIs

Category: .NET, Google, JavaScript

Yoah Bar-David & Itai Raz of Google have introduces the latest Ajax API: Google Visualization API, a new API designed for visualizing structured data. There is a large visualization gallery that can show you some of the visualizations that you can use. You tie into the API as you do with other Google Ajax APIs: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:56 am

4 rating from 32 votes

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Json.NET 2.0

Category: .NET, JSON

James Newton-King has quickly released a new version of Json.NET that has a new easier syntax for querying and and creating JSON. Creating JSON < View plain text > javascript JObject o = JObject.FromObject(new {   channel = new   {     title = "James Newton-King",     link = "http://james.newtonking.com",     description Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:11 am

3.9 rating from 37 votes

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

AjaxDataControls v1.0 Ajax Extensison for .Net

Category: .NET, Ajax

We’ve been trying to get more .Net-related content on Ajaxian and luckily we were contacted by the AjaxDataControls team about their new v1.0 release. The AjaxDataControls is a DotNetSlackers.com’s open source project built on top of Microsoft Asp.net Ajax Extension. Currently it contains GridView, DataList, Repeater and Pager controls. The main goal of this project Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:36 am

3.7 rating from 50 votes

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008


Category: .NET, JSON

James Newton-King has posted a new bit of code called LINQ to JSON which is a .NET LINQ style API over JSON. For example, here is how you could get out categories and how often they are used: < View plain text > javascript var categories =   from c in rss.PropertyValue<jobject>("channel")       Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:00 am

3.9 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

CommandProxy: Integrating AIR and .NET

Category: .NET, Adobe

CommandProxy is a proof of concept by Mike Chambers (Adobe AIR team) that offers a solution to a feature that Ben and I have wanted in AIR…. the ability to talk to native code: Two of the most requested features for Adobe AIR have been the ability to launch native executables from an AIR application, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:27 pm

3.2 rating from 26 votes

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Silverlight 1.0 Released: Linux via Moonlight and Expression Encoder

Category: .NET, Microsoft

Microsoft’s Silverlight 1.0 has been released. They seem to be touting the media side of things strongest (a.k.a. Kill Flash): Built-in codec support for playing VC-1 and WMV video, and MP3 and WMA audio within a browser. The VC-1 codec is a big step forward for incorporating media within a web experience – since it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:03 am

4.1 rating from 41 votes

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Ajaxed: Ajax for classic ASP

Category: .NET, JavaScript, Library

Are you writing classic ASP pages and want to join in the Ajax revolution too? Really? Well, Ajaxed is for you. The framework is simialr to xajax for PHP, in that it allows you to tie in to a named function on th eserver side. It looks like this: < View plain text > javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:40 am

4.3 rating from 158 votes