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ASP.NET "Atlas" and Web 2.0
with Andy Baron



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This course explores "Atlas", a free framework from Microsoft that significantly increases the productivity of developers who want to create rich user interfaces for ASP.NET Web pages. In this course you will learn what "Atlas" is and how it facilitates the development of Ajax-enabled web pages More...

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  • 4 modules of training
  • Over 5 hours of media run time
Exploring ASP.NET "Atlas" and Web 2.0
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Course Outline(Outlines are subject to change.)

ASP.NET "Atlas" and Web 2.0

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4 5 hours

This course gives a brief history of recent developments in Web development technologies, including the conglomeration of features that is sometimes referred to as Web 2.0. The course describes the problems that have led to the popularization of a technology called Ajax and explains exactly what Ajax is. Then the course drills down into a new technology from Microsoft, code-named "Atlas", that provides a framework for building Ajax-enabled applications with much less work than has been required in the past.

In this course, you will learn:
  • What Web 2.0 and Ajax are and why they’re such a hot trend.
  • What "Atlas" is and how "Atlas" facilitates development of Ajax-enabled web pages.
  • How to use new "Atlas" controls.
  • How "Atlas" provides both server-side and client-side features.
Prerequisites:

Familiarity with ASP.NET is helpful.

Introduction to Web 2.0 and "Atlas"

A Quick History of Web Development

The Problems and Benefits of Web Applications

How XMLHTTPRequest Changed the Picture

Understanding Web 2.0

  • Ajax-Enabled User Experiences
  • User-Generated Content
  • Social Networking
  • Mashups
  • Monetizing Attention
  • Web 2.0 at Microsoft

Postback Examples

  • Standard Postbacks
  • "Atlas" Postbacks

The "Atlas" Framework

Understanding Server-Side and Client-Side Atlas Features

Examples of Server-Side "Atlas" Support

  • ScriptManager
  • UpdatePanel
  • Triggers
  • Additional Server Controls
  • Control Extenders

Examples of Client-Side "Atlas" Techniques

  • Using XML Script Blocks
  • Enabling Object-Oriented Client-Side Coding
  • Client-Side "Atlas" Controls
  • Procedural and Declarative Solutions
  • Data Access and Data Binding
  • Accessing ASP.NET Services
  • Using Server-Side Bridges to Access External Services

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Your Instructor

Andy Baron is a nationally recognized industry expert specializing in Visual Basic, Visual C#, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, SQL Server and SQL Server Business Intelligence. He has authored and presented more than 15 Visual Studio and SQL Server courses . Andy is also Senior Consultant with MCW Technologies, as well as a contributing editor for Advisor Media and Pinnacle Publications, a writer for SQL Server Magazine, and co-author of the Microsoft Access Developer's Guide to SQL Server. Since 1995, Andy has been selected each year as a Microsoft MVP for his contributions to Microsoft's online support. Andy also speaks regularly at industry conferences.

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