More musings on Asynchronous client script callbacks.
I have been working more and more with the Asynchronous client script callbacks within ASP.NET 2.0, and will soon be releasing an article on the subject. I know the technology has been around a little while now, but only recently is it gaining mainsteam support and avid use. Google is experimenting with it via Google suggest and Google maps, people are writing about it, its got a funky acronym which is AJAX as well as a library to make it easier to use, and specifically a .Net version of the AJAX library is also available.
So its certainly among the mindset of developers today, and I really like it. The support for ths technology in ASP.NET V2.0 is good, however it could also be much better. Microsoft has hinted that this feature will be heavily expanded upon in future versions of ASP.NET, but what about you? Do you think this simple concept and technology is just another simple useability facet or something that can really be used in a number of as yet untapped ways?
I think we will see a lot more of this in web applications as time goes on, particularly when ASP.NET 2.0 hits the shelves, but more than just updating a grid in the backgound or similar nice useability improvements (which are good in themselves). I'd be interested to hear if many others plan on investing much effort in this space beyond what is available today.