What is “Atlas”?

"Atlas" is a free framework for building a new generation of richer, more interactive, highly personalized standards based Web applications.

This new Web development technology from Microsoft integrates client script libraries with the ASP.NET 2.0 server-based development framework. In addition, ‘Atlas’ offers you the same type of development platform for client-based Web pages that ASP.NET offers for server-based pages. And because ‘Atlas’ is an extension of ASP.NET, it is fully integrated with server-based services. “Atlas” makes it possible to easily take advantage of AJAX techniques on the Web and enables you to create ASP.NET pages with a rich, responsive UI and server communication. However, "Atlas" isn’t just for ASP.NET. You can take advantage of the rich client framework to easily build client-centric Web applications that integrate with any backend data provider.
 

 

 

Video – Developing ASP.NET 2.0 Applications using "Atlas"

by Scott Guthrie, General Manager, .NET Development Platform

One of the great features about "Atlas" is how easy it is to take an existing application and add rich client-side behavior to it using "Atlas". In this video demonstration, Scott Guthrie creates a ToDo List application with ASP.NET 2.0 and then adds "Atlas" capabilities to it.
(The video length is 18 minutes)

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"Atlas" isn’t just for ASP.NET

View the "Atlas" architect’s vision video and other "Atlas" videos that show you how to take advantage of the rich client framework to easily build client-centric Web applications that integrate with any backend data provider.

  • “Atlas” enables your site to take full advantage of modern browser capabilities.
  • “Atlas” empowers ASP.NET developers to effortlessly create richer web experiences.
  • “Atlas” includes a client-side Javascript framework for easy script creation and reuse.
  • “Atlas” makes it super easy to consume services from ASP.NET.
  • “Atlas” makes building composite applications from the programmable web a snap.

Are you an "Atlas" early adopter?

If you’re an "Atlas" early adopter and already have an "Atlas" powered site be sure to enter your site in the "Mash-It-Up with ‘Atlas’ Contest". You can win cool prizes and get new exposure for your site. If you’re itching to dig in download "Atlas" now for free, learn the nitty gritty in the "Atlas" Quickstart Tutorials and see what other people are doing with "Atlas".

 

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