A¬†coworker introduced me to Anthem.NET, which is an AJAX library for the ASP.NET platform. Within the last year or so, quite a few AJAX libraries have surfaced, including Microsoft’s ASP.NET AJAX (formerly known as ATLAS), and other free and commercial products. Some of these are pretty decent, while others are not even worth investigating. Anthem.NET,… Read More


Up until Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0, the actual build process of solution or project files was pretty much a black-box phenomenon for developers. With .NET Framework 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft unveiled its new build platform called MSBuild. MSBuild essentially provides a transparent build process through Visual Studio IDE, as well… Read More


I recently posted about how the lack of project files in Visual Studio 2005 Web Site Projects make it difficult to deploy web applications. I just came across this add-in for Visual Studio 2005 that actually addresses this very issue. It’s called the Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Projects (WAP) and is available as a… Read More


Microsoft screwed up royally in Visual Studio 2005 when it comes to deployment of web projects. It seems like they initially assumed that everyone would use web site publishing feature for deployments, but that certainly is not the case. Later they came up with the Visual Studio 2005 Web Deployment Projects (WDP) add-in hoping to… Read More