Here's an excellent analysis of .Net's Ajax solution (and 23 page tutorial on how to do it, uggh).

As a side note this guy wrote part of the JavaScript library that's used in Rails so definitely take it with a grain of salt, but a good analysis nonetheless.


On Jan 15, 2006, at 1:08 PM, William H. Mitchell wrote:

Below is an announcement about the next .NET meeting. Note that the group's website is

From: "Gordon Bennett" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: .Net Meeting Wednesday, Jan 18th
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 11:18:16 -0700

The next meeting is on Wednesday, January 18th, from 6:00 p.m. till 8:30p.m. at Pima Community College (Community Campus 401 N. Bonita Avenue), in Room A109.

Session: An introduction to AJAX with ASP.NET

Presented by Scott Cate

AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) provides the ability to call back to a web service or database from the client browser and to retrieve or save XML without submitting a standard server-side form. The implications of this are that highly functional data management and presentation pages can be built which provide a richer and more stable user experience.

Scott Cate is the President of, Inc. in Scottsdale, Arizona., Inc. is a technology company specializing is commercial ASP.NET applications. His product line includes (Knowledge Base Software), (Microsoft Knowledge Base Notifications), Search Engine for ASP.NET sites). Scott is also a Member of, a group devoted to giving early feedback to the Microsoft ASP.NET Team. Scott also runs (Arizona .NET User Groups) one of the largest and most active user groups. After all this community work, and product development, Scott has also found time to publish a fiction novel titled “Surveillance” (

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