Nov 16 2008

ASP.NET AJAX's CompositeScript in .NET 3.5 SP 1

Category: .NET 3.5 SP1 | ASP.NET AJAX[email protected] @ 09:28

The .NET 3,5 SP1 adds several features to the .NET products. One of the major improvements in my opinion regarding the ASP.NET AJAX 3.5 is the CompositeScript.

Usually, when you place a ScriptManager instance on the page, you include several scripts and you place them within the Scripts class collection. This means, if you had like 5 scripts to load, you will have 5 different calls to the server to request the 5 script files.

The improvement in .NET 3.5 SP1 is the addition of the CompositeScript class that allows you to group a collection of script files and have them rendered to the cllient as a single script file and hence instead of requesting 5 script files (according to the example above), you will be requesting a single script and hence minimized the requests to server from 5 to 1.

<asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server">
<asp:ScriptReference Path="~/Scripts/Script1.js" />
<asp:ScriptReference Path="~/Scripts/Script3.js" />

 As you can see this has a great improvement in performance since less requests will be issued to the server.




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Nov 15 2008

My presentation in Barcelona TechEd 2008 - Speaker Idol

Category:[email protected] @ 10:56

For those of you interested in checking out the presentation I delivered during the Speaker Idol competition (where I came second in my heat), here is the link:

Browse to Page 3, the last bottom-right video!




Nov 13 2008

Microsoft RampUp !!!

Category:[email protected] @ 22:36

Today I had few hours to help the RampUp stand at the Microsoft TechEd 2008 in Barcelona.

Johanna White, the Program Manager for this RampUp was there together with Doug Turnure, it was just great few hours we spent them together!


Check out the Ramp Up (

RampUp is a new program from Microsoft to provide >>FREE<<  E-Learning online. Just sign in with your passport account and access so many material there that is updated regularly.


And here is the famous Johanna :)

All of luck Johanna with the RampUp!!




Nov 10 2008

Barcelona TechEd Developers 2008 - Speaker Idol

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I am participating in the Speaker Idol competition in the TechEd Developers 2008 and my first presentation is tomorrow, Monday November 10th 2008 at 7:00 PM. If you are around, come check Heat 1 ;)




Nov 7 2008

Professional ASP.NET 3.5 Security, Membership, and Role Management with C# and VB.NET In Stock

Category:[email protected] @ 13:41

Old news I guess, my first ASP.NET book is now in stock on

Check it out, buy it if you feel it is important for you :)


Here is the link: Professional ASP.NET 3.5 Security, Membership, and Role Management with C# and VB.NET

Enjoy it!