Wednesday, January 2, 2008

FW: B'Bye 2007

Do not have time to breath:

While 2007 saw the launch of several different technologies, two primary themes emerged: AJAX and the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0.


· AJAX was inaugurated as a first-class Web application development platform with the ASP.NET AJAX Extensions.

· The extensions library introduced both Client And Server Libraries that can abstract much of the plumbing detail involved in connecting JavaScript code running in the browser with business logic running on an application server.

· Additionally, the library established a new mechanism for dynamically associating script behaviors with existing controls, provided localization functionality on both client and server, and much more.

The .NET Framework 3.0 introduced three technologies that are already causing a dramatic shift in how applications are architected.

· Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) took the traditional message-pump, clipping-rectangle architecture of Win32 and flipped it on its head, leveraging advancements in graphic cards and offering Windows developers the declarative, container-based mode of authoring user interface elements long enjoyed by Web application developers.

· Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) pulled together all the various methods of creating a distributed application under one abstraction layer.

· Windows Workflow Foundation (Windows WF) added a declarative workflow modeling language and execution engine, functionality that was previously available only as an additional app, not as a platform service.

Silverlight has been poised to take the world by storm, enabling a richer browser-based user experience than has yet been possible in Web application development. Moreover, with the release of LINQ in Visual Studio 2008 and the ADO.NET Entity Framework (following soon after the Visual Studio release), how we think about data access is about to undergo a major paradigm shift.

When you consider the enormity of the .NET Framework 3.0 and AJAX is it now a best practice to abandon all of those OO practices and split class hierarchies into pairs of logic service classes and data token classes that can easily be passed between remote services.

So if you think you’ll get two seconds to take a breath, keep holding on. J

Thanks & Regards,

Arun Manglick || Tech Lead

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