What is "Atlas"?
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.
- “Atlas” enables you to take full advantage of the capabilities of the browser to deliver richer web experiences that work on any modern browser.
- “Atlas” enables ASP.NET developers to enrich their web applications with incredible ease.
- “Atlas” makes it super easy to consume services from ASP.NET, and to build composite applications from services on the programmable web.