What is Atlas?

by Christian Wenz

Related link: http://atlas.asp.net/

Wikipedia defines Atlas as a couple of things, including
  • an insect,
  • a tree,
  • a computer,
  • a couple of books,
  • a space launch vehicle,
  • a football team,
  • a particle detector experiment,
and a couple of more things. That is somehow similar to the various different meanings of another term, "AJAX".
This blog is a technical one and covers a meaning of "Atlas" that is currently not mentioned in Wikipedia yet: Microsoft´s upcoming "AJAX" framework for ASP.NET 2.0. So expect in this blog information about upcoming releases, some code snippets from time to time, and other rants about why everyone speaks about "AJAX" and not about "XMLHttpRequest". Enjoy!