Scott Isaacs - MSN DHTML Foundation unveiled

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Scott Isaacs is one of the inventors of DHTML. He is one of Microsoft's smartest Web developers and built a framework that's being used on Start.com, the future Hotmail, and other places like the new gadgets in Windows Vista. Hope you enjoy meeting Scott, sorry for the bad lighting at the beginning. If you've done any AJAX development, you'll find this one interesting and you'll get a look at some bleeding-edge Web development that MSN is doing.

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    JChung2006
    Scott's book is one of the things that got me excited about the potential of what could be done with Web development.  Thanks so much for doing this interview!
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    oykica
    Scott is a machine.  His blog is really good.  I love his work.
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    Shrage
    The Proxy Javscript calls to the server idea you can see in Ajex.Net, you define some server side calls and add an attribute, and it will automatically allow the javascript to call function with the same signature in the browser.

    Here is a link to it: http://ajax.schwarz-interactive.de/csharpsample/default.aspx
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    Simo
    Cool. I read this book in a weekend. (Not entirely all my choice)
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    SiT
    Thanks Bro !
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    alanc5

    That's great, Scott.  I too have written and finished an entire DHTML application platform with all of the resuable components you mention plus a whole host of applications.

    Check it out:  http://www.convea.com

    The platform is called oneVision, my application built on the platform is called Intranet Suite.

    I plan on launching the open platform as a kind of virtual webOS in the coming months, so anyone can signup and basically tick off the apps they want and they will appear inside of desktop environment, integrated with each other, running multiple web-apps at once.

    It's pretty exciting, sadly nobody knows I exist!  Maybe when I launch the Virtual Office System somebody will notice what I've been working on for so long!

    Let me know what you think if you get time to take a look.  I find your work inspirational :o)

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    CodeManiac
    Seems like Scott is doing good work Wink

    I'd love to have a glimpse from the inside of the DHTML Foundation. Let Scott explain some more technical stuff about the inner working of that so called Foundation.


    Well... keep up the good work buddy !
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    Siteexperts

    For more of the inner workings, I suggest checking out my blog:

    http://spaces.msn.com/members/siteexperts

    Also, check out the Start.com developer center:
    http://www.start.com/developer

    -Scott

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    CodeManiac

    WOW

    I've downloaded the sample from start.com/developer. I'll give it a shot this weekend. Sounds great. I'll make sure to share my experience here.


    Luke

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    rasx
    This is a major political breakthrough. It is probably a fundamental change in the MS web marketing strategy. Finally, a client-side web browser framework that promises to work on most modern browsers! The "fear" of not shackling client-side web technologies to MSIE seems conquered. Right?
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    z33driver
    alanc5 wrote:

    That's great, Scott.  I too have written and finished an entire DHTML application platform with all of the resuable components you mention plus a whole host of applications.

    Check it out:  http://www.convea.com

    The platform is called oneVision, my application built on the platform is called Intranet Suite.

    I plan on launching the open platform as a kind of virtual webOS in the coming months, so anyone can signup and basically tick off the apps they want and they will appear inside of desktop environment, integrated with each other, running multiple web-apps at once.

    It's pretty exciting, sadly nobody knows I exist!  Maybe when I launch the Virtual Office System somebody will notice what I've been working on for so long!

    Let me know what you think if you get time to take a look.  I find your work inspirational )

    Wow!  Did you write this all by yourself?!?!???
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    gorbett
    now i know why msn was moved under the platforms group... very cool! i am excited to see how microsoft moves this platform onto their various services like hotmail and msn (mymsn looks like it is using it).

    atlas combined with asp.net 2.0 is going to give client apps a run for their money!

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