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UPDATE: The survey is closed and I just published the results of the survey: .NET Ajax Survey results.

Given the results of Ajaxian's survey about the state of the usage in the web development community, I decided to make a new survey, but this time only focused on .NET developers.

Please click here to take the survey.

I'll collect the results and then make some more stats.

The questions are the same as the Ajaxian's one:

  1. Are you using Ajax in production, development, proof of concept or not using it at all?
  2. Which web framework are you using (ASP.NET WebForms, Monorail, ASP Classic)?
  3. Which JS library or Ajax framework are you using?
  4. If you are using ASP.NET Ajax, are you using the partial rendering or only the Ajax library?

I included all the frameworks and libraries that had more than 2% share on the other survey, but just in case I forgot something, please add it.

UPDATE: Just some partial stats before going to bed at 2AM: 415 responses, ASP.NET Ajax leads with 80% and second is AJAX Control toolkit (17% but those are all included inside ASP.NET Ajax). Then comes jQuery with 13% and raw Ajax with 12%.

UPDATE 2: 24 hours after the beginning of this survey there have been 715 responses, with ASP.NET Ajax going a bit down to 75%, Ajax Control toolkit climbing up to 40%. Then Ajax.NET Pro, jQuery, Prototype, Telerik radControls and raw Ajax all around 11%. I'll keep the survey open till tonight (Italian time) and then tomorrow I'll post the results.

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posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 2:10 PM

Comments on this entry:

# re: Ajax usage among .NET developers

Left by Online Dating: SearchPartner.Com at 12/18/2007 5:44 PM

SearchPartner.COm uses asp.net 2.0 and MS AJAX. Check out.

# re: Ajax usage among .NET developers

Left by Simone at 12/18/2007 5:48 PM

I might accept this advertising comment if you at least answered to the survey.

# re: Ajax usage among .NET developers

Left by Shaun Eutsey at 12/19/2007 3:45 PM

1. Are you using Ajax in production, development, proof of concept or not using it at all?

Production

2. Which web framework are you using (ASP.NET WebForms, Monorail, ASP Classic)?

ASP.Net WebForms

3. Which JS library or Ajax framework are you using?

ASP.Net Ajax

4. If you are using ASP.NET Ajax, are you using the partial rendering or only the Ajax library?

Partial Rendering on some sites, Ajax library on some, depends upon the needs and the budget of the site. ffccpa.org only uses the Library.

# re: Ajax usage among .NET developers

Left by Michael Schwarz at 12/19/2007 4:04 PM

Hi Simone, is it possible to run it some more days? I added a link to the survey and it is currenlty redirecting only to your web site.

Michael

# re: Ajax usage among .NET developers

Left by Simone at 12/19/2007 4:23 PM

@shaun: did you take the real survey as well?
@Michael: It is redirecting to my site because the end action of the survey is to redirect to my site :)
and since you can take the survey only once, if you click on the survey again you go redirected directly to my blog.
As for running the survey more days, with more than 1000 responses I've to pay 0.05$ per answer, so 1000 more responses will be 50$ that I've to pay...

# re: Ajax usage among .NET developers

Left by Mike at 12/21/2007 5:19 PM

We use ASP.NET web forms. No ajax. We use very basic javascript (i.e., no libraries).

We've evaluated ajax and found that a) it did not give us much above javascript for our business IT applications and b) it adds greatly to our maintance cost.

We are considering silverlight 2.0 for new web applications since we want a more desktop like WinForms programming environment. Hopefully, silverlight 2.0 will include most of the basic winforms controls. We've found winformst much cheaper, easier, and longer lasting than asp.net webforms.

# re: Ajax usage among .NET developers

Left by Thomas Hansen at 1/5/2008 12:03 AM

Unfortunately Ajax.NET Professional is abandoned :(
http://ajaxwidgets.com/Blogs/thomas/ajax_net_professional_is_dead.bb

# re: Ajax usage among .NET developers

Left by Simone at 1/5/2008 10:49 AM

@Thomas: it's not actually dead: it has been converted from a Michael's personal project to an opensource project at http://www.codeplex.com/AjaxPro
Anyone can ask Michael to join the group and actively develop on it.

# re: Ajax usage among .NET developers

Left by Thomas Hansen at 1/5/2008 11:11 AM

That is true and that is great news for the Ajax for ASP.NET community :)
Though there has been no changes at all for AT LEAST 60 days on the code and the main maintainer and original creator has quit. The Ajax for ASP.NET community lost one of its best men yesterday ... :(

# re: Ajax usage among .NET developers

Left by Simone at 1/5/2008 11:30 AM

Yep, true. Same story as with NDoc: when the founder of a project quits, most of the time the project dies

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