An Introduction to jQuery Templates

The goal of this blog entry is to provide you with enough information to start working with jQuery Templates. jQuery Templates enable you to display and manipulate data in the browser. For example, you can use jQuery Templates to format and display a set of database records that you have retrieved with an Ajax call. […]

Leaving Microsoft

After two and a half years working with the ASP.NET team, I’ve decided that this is the right time to leave Microsoft and, with the help of some friends, re-launch my ASP.NET training and consulting company. The company has the modest name Superexpert. While working on my Ph.D. at MIT, I was surrounded by professors […]

jQuery Templates on Microsoft Ajax CDN

The beta version of the jQuery Templates plugin is now hosted on the Microsoft Ajax CDN. You can start using the jQuery Templates plugin in your application by referencing both jQuery 1.4.2 and jQuery Templates from the CDN. Here are the two script tags that you will want to use when developing an application: <script […]

Microsoft Templates included in jQuery 1.5!

When I joined the ASP.NET team as the Program Manager for Ajax, the ASP.NET team was working on releasing a new version of the Microsoft Ajax Library. This new version of the Microsoft Ajax Library had several really innovative and unique features such as support for client templates, client data-binding, script dependency management, and globalization. […]

jQuery Cycle Plugin on the Microsoft Ajax CDN

Want to create a photo gallery with fancy special effects? Mike Alsup, who has developed several popular plugins for jQuery, has uploaded his jQuery Cycle (jCycle) plugin to the Microsoft Ajax CDN. This plugin enables you to take a set of images, and transition from one image to another using a special effect. In other […]

jQuery UI on the Microsoft CDN

The jQuery UI team just added jQuery UI to the Microsoft Ajax Content Delivery Network (CDN). Thanks to them, you can start using jQuery UI in your ASP.NET websites by linking to jQuery UI at the following address: You can start using the CDN now for free. No registration is required. Using jQuery UI […]

Ajax Talk at .NET Developers Association

Thanks everyone who came to my Ajax talk tonight at the .NET Developers Association! The slides and demos from the talk can be downloaded by clicking the following link:   ASP.NET Ajax: What’s New?   You need Visual Studio  2010 to view the code samples. The first project, named Demos, contains the following samples: ASPAjax4 […]

jQuery and Windows Azure

The goal of this blog entry is to describe how you can host a simple Ajax application created with jQuery in the Windows Azure cloud. In this blog entry, I make no assumptions. I assume that you have never used Windows Azure and I am going to walk through the steps required to host the […]

jQuery, ASP.NET, and Browser History

One objection that people always raise against Ajax applications concerns browser history. Because an Ajax application updates its content by performing sneaky Ajax postbacks, the browser backwards and forwards buttons don’t work as you would normally expect. In a normal, non-Ajax application, when you click the browser back button, you return to a previous state […]

Netflix, jQuery, JSONP, and OData

At the last MIX conference, Netflix announced that they are exposing their catalog of movie information using the OData protocol. This is great news! This means that you can take advantage of all of the advanced OData querying features against a live database of Netflix movies. In this blog entry, I’ll demonstrate how you can […]

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