Friday, October 17, 2003 11:24 PM bart

ASP.NET v2.0 - About Whidbey

Today I've been working on the alpha release of Whidbey. I cannot say a lot about this technology yet, but here's just one thing: ASP.NET v2.0 really rocks :). People who know me will know how excited I am about ASP.NET v1.x and the entire .NET Framework. I'm even more excited about this new software which will be released next year (codenamed "Whidbey"). For those who attend the PDC this month in LA, there will be some sessions covering ASP.NET v2.0. For more information, take a look at Rob's blog on www.rob-howard.net. I heard the Whidbey alpha bits will be presented (and may be redistributed) on this event.

So, what are the major features? Let me give a quick summary:

  • Better development environment which is very intuitive for the developer and supports more scenarios (code-behind or mixed code, as it's implemented in the Web Matrix).
  • The IDE comes with an integrated mini webserver to run apps locally (compare with Web Matrix's web server Cassini).
  • Better performance thanks to precompilation and improved caching (database invalidation).
  • A bunch of new controls useful controls for things such as personalization, navigation, file upload, tree views, etc.
  • Support for new data sources based on XML, site content, etc.
  • Improved mechanism for security.
  • Built-in management/configuration tool for (deployes) web apps.
  • "Master pages", themes and templates
  • Much much more.

It's all quite amazing stuff actually. ASP.NET v2.0 will definitely cause a feeling of "the sky is the limit" for website developers. A lot of common tasks are built-in in this new version and we'rfe still in an alpha phase... Again a lot of exciting months to go :)

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# re: ASP.NET v2.0 - About Whidbey

Saturday, October 30, 2004 11:12 AM by bart

Hello sir,
i am really get confused that what is ASP.NET v2.0 - About Whidbey ?
is it New version of ASP.Net of Microsoft or It is different from Microsoft. so why its Whidbey..

Thanks
Shreekant