...and the Microsoft AJAX Library, err, and the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit. Yep, Microsoft has not only finally come up with an official name for the AJAX technologies which until now have been known collectively as ‘Atlas’ but has also split it into three individual products. All are expected to ship by year-end. ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions cover the server-side functionality, while the Microsoft AJAX Library handles the client-side stuff and integrates with the server-based extensions, naturally. The final part of this triumvirate is the self-explanatory ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit. Together, the intention is to simplify ASP 2.0 web development …

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According to the 2009 Web Application Security Report from NTA Monitor, 90% of all web applications have at least one medium risk vulnerability and 27% have at least one high risk vulnerability. Apparently the most common vulnerabilities are those which involve SQL injection, cross-site scripting and cross-request forgery. One data security specialist told DaniWeb that not only should this come as no real surprise, but nor should the fact that the problem is steadily getting worse instead of better. Brian Contos is the Chief Risk Strategist at Imperva, and he points out that the high risk category percentage is up …

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Today, Tuesday November 10, 2009, [URL="http://www.novell.com"]Novell[/URL] announces a Visual Studio plugin that allows support for non-Microsoft operating systems that use .NET code development on a platform known as [URL="http://go-mono.com"]Mono[/URL] via a new product called [URL="http://go-mono.com/monovs/"]Mono Tools for Visual Studio 1.0[/URL]. This is not a cost free toolset. In fact, it's really quite [URL="http://www.go-mono.com/store/"]pricey[/URL]--starting at $99 for the Professional (Individual) version. Of course, compared to the exorbitant price of Visual Studio, that's a mere pittance. If you can afford Mono Tools, it's a powerful addition to your Visual Studio environment. Using Mono Tools, you can create and test your .NET applications …

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The End.