Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Winparts is not yet copyrighted

Smart client is defently moving to concure the portals area. IBM is providing some functionality in their WebSpere Portal, Microsoft is falling behind and provide only SPS2003 which is entirely web based. But they released Smart CLient PAG. Today for the first time I heared the Winpart term. The idea was to implement functionality similar to that of SPS 2003 includiong connection framework that allows to WebParts to communicate one to another, but this time using winforms technology and expose as .NET MDI similar to VS.NET. Cool - Winform portal framework!

I've built the prototype 3 years ago using VB6, and when I suggest exactly the same vision for .NET couple of months ago they asked me something about my pills.

Well, I'm happy they changed their minds...

FotoVision
MS Smart Client Architecture and Design Guide

Saturday, June 26, 2004

ASP.NET 2.0 is getting hotter

After may refresh of VS.NET 2005 poped up a couple of articles on ASP.NET 2.0
The features like membership, customization, portal building, and master pages were known since the last PDC. This time my attenction was caugth by new feature, Client Callback, which enables to call server script without submiting (posting back) the page. The implementation is (as expected) is based on client script using XMLHTTP, but also there is another option (that is probably prepared for future use).
All that means that Web Client is getting "smarter" over the time (recall smart navigation).
Even adorable Dino Esposito is going to write about it in the next issue of MSDN magazine.

ASP.NET 2.0's Client Callback Feature. DotNet Junkies
MSDN magazine, august 2004

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Cool article on IIS and ASP.NET

Inside IIS & ASP.NET
Serving Dynamic Content with HTTP Handlers
Understanding ASP.NET View State

Friday, June 18, 2004

Programming itself is exsausted. Must get hands on somethings bigger like packages for enterprise, say, CRM is cool.