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Microsoft has at last slipped out its AJAX architecture, but the latest addition to the Web 2.0 milieu faces a long march towards broad uptake. The ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 framework, previously codenamed Atlas, provides a set of libraries for building rich interfaces and web applications on the Microsoft stack. ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 can …

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"Microsoft will need to do more"... odd take

Blogs like Ajaxian are less read by ASP.NET developers, more by the Ruby Rails and PHP crowd. So I wouldn't read too much into their 4% usage figure. And the reason some ASP.NET developers may have held off was the Beta status of Atlas. Now with the AJAX Extensions baked into ASP.NET I believe the uptake will be significant. Microsoft are moving very quickly with these frameworks, whilst I honestly believe that - following the leaps and bounds Prototype and Ruby Rails may have made during 2005/2006, they could easily stumble in 2007 - I think many developers will come to realise the innovative end-to-end developer environment that Microsoft has built.

I feel this article was rushed and took an obviously negative line. Especially with "APS.NET" (sic) being mentioned!

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