Last post Jan 14, 2006 03:59 PM by jodywbcb
Jan 08, 2006 08:49 AM|BillKrat|LINK
Excerpt from http://www.asp.net/default.aspx?tabindex=9&tabid=47 follows:
will run with little or no change in any modern browser. Examples of “Atlas” style applications include Microsoft's
Virtual Earth site, Microsoft's
Outlook Web Access e-mail client, and
If you're looking for asynchronous communications without callbacks then you'll want to investigate ATLAS (as I have). Within minutes of installing the ATLAS template in VS2005, and following their walkthrough documentation, I had a client application
communicating with a .NET Web Service! Since 90% of my work will be done in the C# Web Service I am very excited about this new feature/power!
It took me a wee bit longer (hit'n miss) to migrate the components to the CSK - the following are the steps I took:
With the above changes you can run their demo directly. If you do a "View Source" of the document you'll find that required code changes were made to the html document to permit it to run.
My attempts to update communityDefault.aspx.cs to contain the necessary header resulted in minor corruption of my layout and the header information showed up in my html source without the necessary modifications - it didn't work.
A solution that does work (requiring no modification to the CSK outside of web.config) involves creating a Custom Module - the following is a module called CHAT:
The AtlasScript.aspx (demo file) runs inside of the iFrame without a glitch!
If you're using ASP.NET 2.0 technology you'll want to check this out!
Jan 13, 2006 02:32 PM|mumfie2003|LINK
Do you know when Atlas will be licensed for production servers ?.
Another framework here http://www.magicajax.net/
Jan 13, 2006 03:30 PM|BillKrat|LINK
I'm chomping at the bit (as many other developers are) however Microsoft isn't even providing a tentative date (that I'm aware of).. Fortunately the power resides in the ability to communicate effectively with web services so I'm planning on coding for
Each release I'll turn the switch to see what breaks and/or works so when they do go live I'll be ready.
Note: I have Atlas deployed to my ISP's server (www.CrystalTech.com) and it works smooth as silk; of course I only use it for my beta code (wont' go live until it is legal to do so).
An excerpt from http://forums.asp.net/1142311/ShowPost.aspx follows:
12-14-2005, 3:17 PM
Re: Ready for production use?
Reply Quote Favorites Contact I understand your frustration but we've been clear from the start that we release this early version to get feedback and enable developers to have a sneak peek at the platform. It's not the first time we do this as even products
like Visual Studio and the .NET framework don't get a go live license before beta 2.
For Atlas, we'll ship a live license even before beta. Within 365 days ;)
Jan 14, 2006 06:23 AM|jodywbcb|LINK
Jan 14, 2006 08:06 AM|BillKrat|LINK
[jodywbcb] If your not ready to wait for ATLAS investigate AJAX as that is ultimately what ATLAS will be targeting.....AJAX can be used in production enviroments I do believe...
When I saw the link to MagicAjax.NET, which mumfie2003 provided, I wavered in my position of patience - but then I remembered (like a kid touching a hot stove)... and went back to patience mode.
I stepped off the Gates yellow brick road once (I thought Clipper was the way to go) and learned my lesson. When Windows 95 took off I was out in the cold. I never believed an operating system that crashed would/could ever become an industry standard;
but we quickly entered a new error (pun intended) of the "blue screen of death" and turn-it-off-and-back-on mentality. Since the 80s I've watched Microsoft put a lot of companies out of business by making their products obsolete; Novell was rock solid until
Windows 3.1 for Workgroups came out - it had "free" built-in networking capability - it now seems somewhat redudant to integrate a superior networking application into a network capable operating system (especially if you have to pay for it).
When that next operating system comes out, and potentially takes the world by storm (as Windows XP did) - we'll probably find that ATLAS will be an integral part of it requiring little to no coding. It's a sure bet that ASP.NET 3.0, and it's controls, will
most likely be centered around ATLAS, probably requiring no coding, so I envision many third-party applications will go away and developers will be rewriting their applications (after having to extract all third party code from the baseclass libraries).
Thus I take my hand off the hot stove and wait patiently on Gates "yellow brick road".
Jan 14, 2006 03:42 PM|jodywbcb|LINK
Jan 14, 2006 03:59 PM|jodywbcb|LINK