I’m presenting this month at the newly formed Victoria .NET User Group (that’s MDNUG+AusDev+Victoria.NET Cluster).
My talk is on Ajax and apart from the general Ajax stuff, i’ll be talking about how to make use of it in ASP.NET applications.
This will be my first presentation at the user group and my first proper presentation since I graduated from uni (end of 2003).
It’ll be on the 21st of September at the Microsoft Melbourne Como Office. And looks like i’ll be the “first on stage”. Or so says the website.
At this point in time, my focus will most likely be around the most “mature” Ajax library available for ASP.NET apps, which is Ajax.NET.
Unsure how much detail I’ll go into. We’ll just have to wait and see on that.
I remember Chris Garty last year before he left was encouraging me to pick a topic and volunteer to give a presentation on the topic. Well Chris, i’m finally going to give my first presentation at the UG. I’ve learnt a lot from the user group, and I guess it’s my turn to give something back to the UG community.
Well the idea for this presentation came about when I was talking with Matt and Elaine about Ajax (after the Sharepoint User Group meeting) and whether they’d done anything using it. Both said no, and wanted to know more about it, so I said I’d see if I can do a presentation for September on it.
Looking forward to giving this presentation to see how I go. I’m sure i’ll be fine. Already have a fairly good idea what I want to talk about. Just need to put all that into a powerpoint deck of some sort. Think i’ll keep the slides to a minimum with brief points that i’ll elaborate on as I go along and planning to have a few demos. (Haven’t decided how many demos i’ll do).
Noticed this on Scott Isaacs’ blog (bolding signifies the area that I found the most interesting):
Having a strong framework for building and integrating rich, highly interactive components enables MSN to deliver much better (and consistent) user experiences. The Framework provides us with a client-side component model, network stacks, firefox compatibility, and OO language enhancements that allows us to “engineer” rather than ad-hoc script the client.
Many of our goals and work is going to be captured in the Microsoft Atlas effort. Microsoft Atlas, from the ASP.net team, is an upcoming toolset to quickly enable any web-developer to create and build highly-interactive web-sites.
I also noticed via the Ajaxian blog a link to an article on the IBM website entitled “Migrate apps from Internet Explorer to Mozilla“, an interesting article that goes through the various differences between the browsers and how to accomodate for both in your apps. Basically, an article about developing for cross browser compatibility.
Oh look, so Microsoft is creating an Atlas hey?
Actually, it’s their codename for their new “Web client framework” which will provide us (developers) with tools for developing AJAX style applications.
Exploring some of the below articles you’ll get introduced to a term called “prototyping”. If you already get inheritance, then looking at the code here and you’ll get prototyping straight away. Just one of the many new terms you’ll start seeing a lot of when exploring the below articles on OOJS as they call it!
From Code Project: Part 1 Part 2 and Part 3.