Monday, January 22, 2007

Foundations of Atlas: Rapid Ajax Development with ASP.NET 2.0

Apress has published their latest Ajax book. This book introduces a fast-track path to understanding Atlas, and how this technology can increase the power and functionality of your code while conserving time and effort. The book begins with a bare-bones introduction that explains how Atlas relates to Ajax.

Microsoft Atlas is a web-client framework that makes building Ajax-style applications easier. It provides a prewritten framework that gives you a structured environment in which to work. Atlas also provides you with an object model and standardized debugging to make development faster and simpler.

Ajax is a new way of combining a number of Web technologies including JavaScript, dynamic HTML, and a feature known as XmlHttp (which reduces the need for client browsers to constantly reconnect to the server every time new information is downloaded). But at the moment, people developing with Ajax have to write their code from the ground up, which is complex and time consuming.

The book guides you through a series of practical examples that demonstrate the Atlas framework and available controls. After reading this book, you’ll be able to compile a seamless Atlas-based application of your own!

This book demystifies the Atlas technology and shows you how to work with it.
The first book dedicated to this revolutionary new technology.
Written by an experienced .NET author in collaboration with the Atlas development team.

Foundations of Atlas: Rapid Ajax Development with ASP.NET 2.0 is written by Laurence Moroney and contains 336 pages

Table Of contents
CHAPTER 1 Introducing Ajax
CHAPTER 2 Atlas: Taking Ajax to the Next Level
CHAPTER 3 Atlas: Making Client-Side JavaScript Easier
CHAPTER 4 Introducing Client Controls in Atlas
CHAPTER 5 Using Client Controls in Atlas
CHAPTER 6 Introducing Server Controls in Atlas
CHAPTER 7 Using Server Controls in Atlas
CHAPTER 8 Data Binding in Atlas
CHAPTER 9 Using the AtlasUIGlitz Library
CHAPTER 10 Mapping with Atlas
CHAPTER 11 Building a Sample Application with ASP.NET and Atlas

Get sample chapter 6 (Introducing Server Controls in Atlas) here

Amazon link:Foundations of Atlas: Rapid Ajax Development with ASP.NET 2.0

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