Friends of Web Development Newsletter – April 2006
We ‘showered’ the web with new tool and preview releases in April so let’s highlight some of them:
“Atlas” April CTP
This month, we released an update to the “Atlas” March CTP that was highlighted at the Mix conference. The “Atlas” April CTP fixes known bugs in the March CTP, including those reported by users on the “Atlas” forums and the MSDN Product Feedback Center. Like the March CTP, the “Atlas” April CTP also features a “Go-Live” license, allowing you to develop applications using Atlas and host them live. Also, don’t forget to enter your app into the “Mash it Up with ‘Atlas’” contest – you can use either the March or April CTP release for your entries.
Learn more about ASP.NET “Atlas” at http://atlas.asp.net!
Atlas Controls Toolkit
For the ‘control freaks’ among you, we delivered our first beta of the “Atlas” Control Toolkit, containing several samples of “Atlas” controls and extenders that you can modify or use as a guideline for writing your own rich client-side controls. We hope to release an update over the next few weeks, so keep checking http://atlas.asp.net for news and we’ll also give an update in the next newsletter.
Also, stay tuned to Shawn Burke’s blog for more info and details to come. In Shawn’s words, he plans to: “band together with our users (you!) and turn this tookit into the biggest, baddest set of web client UI extensions around!”
Mobile Device Profiling Tool
Finally, we’re now offering our Mobile Device Profiling tool source code under a shared source license. You’ll find it featured here on our Sandbox website, where we offer technology previews, useful tools and code samples developed by our product group members. This tool is also available for use online at http://www.asp.net/mobile/profile/default.aspx. The shared source release makes it much easier for developers to customize for specific devices and applications. You can learn much more about developing ASP.NET apps for mobile devices at http://www.asp.net/mobile.
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