I came across the relatively new Microsoft Ajax for and decided it had been a long time since I looked at  I sat through the video.  In some ways, it’s awesome.  It is so full-features, and so integrated into the IDE (Visual Studio).  VS is really an awesome program.  On the other hand, it was overwhelming and I don’t think I could deal with it.  It was so big and complex.  I was overwhelmed.

If I was going to get all focused on ONE program to build a web app and have to learn a whole new way of thinking about it, I would go for Flex, not  If I wanted a tool to obscure all the details of the programming, I would try Ruby on Rails.  I just don’t see the benefit of or their ajax library.

Maybe this is a trend.  I definetely am down on Microsoft technologies.  Bearish indeed.

Whatya think?