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June 4, 2010

Web Site Innovation : Northwestern Mutual Wins 2010 Innovator Award

Northwestern Mutual has won the 2010 Innovation award from Windows Financial Services Magzine. Infosys is a Strategic Service provider for Northwestern Mutual. Infosys helped Northwestern Mutual in developing the new Website on Sharepoint.

Please check out the details  at:

http://www.windowsfs.com/uncategorized/northwestern-mutual-wins-2010-innovator-award

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July 8, 2008

ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight - Which way would you go?

Want to develop a web application using Microsoft Technologies? The choice today will revolve around the mature ASP.NET, the upcoming ASP.NET AJAX or Silverlight (Beta 2 currently available). Needless to say that all have their benefits and specific features that make them attractive options to use.

Choice will also depend very much on if the application is internet or intranet facing, so let's talk about internet facing application. Both ASP.NET and ASP.NET AJAX are pretty much server side applications in that most of their logic resides on server side. 

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April 3, 2008

ASP.NET AJAX Perils

ASP.NET AJAX is come a long way since its inception a few years back and my personal take it is that it in a hype cycle right now, where everyone is trying to jump on-board and create AJAX based applications. Needless to say that it has its own benefits, but there definite downsides to it as well. You can read a set of 10 important aspects around AJAX here.

It is known that though it gives a flicker free UX, the under-the-hood story tells a different tale. Having read about it, some days back, we did a small experiment to really see the kind of differences one can get with different approaches and you can read about our findings in this report (Download file). The scenario we took is very simplistic, but the results are still eye-opening.

February 16, 2008

ASP .NET AJAX - XML Script

Most of the developers today understand that it is all about authoring good JavaScript code to create good ASP .NET AJAX applications. It is infact true. However, there is an attempt from Microsoft to make this AJAX programming a much better experience in future. XML Script is a step in that direction. So what is XML Script?

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