Thursday, 15 May 2008

ASP.NET Extensions

There have been mention, CTPs and demos of some new technologies which look very interesting.  These include;

  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data
    • Data driven applications without code
  • ASP.NET AJAX browser history
    • Tracking page navigation on the client
  • ASP.NET AJAX script combining
    • Reducing the script download sizes
  • Entity Framework
    • Data modeling framework

I had originally thought that each one of these new technologies would be released as separate downloads but Microsoft have decided to include them in the next service pack for version 3.5 of the .NET framework (it seems like only yesterday it was released).

There is no firm date for when the service pack will go to RTM but to find out more about these exciting new technologies please go here