Last post Aug 16, 2006 06:52 PM by phuff
Aug 16, 2006 12:42 PM|Jon|LINK
It seems to me that Blinq does a lot of the stuff that makes Ruby On Rails (RoR) a great web environment. Note that I still haven't played with Blinq, I only saw the interview with Polita.
nightmare in ASP.NET because every control wants to write its own non cross-browser JS/HTML/CSS that breaks the libraries and CSS frameworks and it's so cumbersome to change that. Why? The designers of ASP.NET seem to think that everything should happen on
the server, in managed code. Agile web development - no! Huge complex configuration, where you can (and should) manipulate (more or often less) everything, and I haven't event started programming yet.
Blinq could be a way out of this myriad. Quick easy creation of objects, twist them a little and use them as datasource for your ASP.NET 2.0 controls and drop them (the controls) in Atlas UpdatePanels.
I still don't get why aspx pages use completely different naming syntax compared to what they spit out. It's like removing the web developer knowledge and swap it with proprietary short term XML like markup.
Anyway look at RoR and be inspired. Work together with the Atlas team. Forget about C# CSS and the like. Web development is not for Windows programmers and style is not for programmers in general.
Regards, Jon. Denmark.
Aug 16, 2006 06:52 PM|phuff|LINK
Jon, you might be interested to learn that Atlas is owned and developed by the ASP.NET team. We're designing Atlas to work well with server-side controls. This is one united effort, as you will see when Atlas and the next version of ASP.NET are released.