Script# vs. Google GWT: May the Best AJAX Tool Win

On the heels of Google’s announcement of a Java-based development framework for AJAX, a Microsoft Web architect has unveiled a tool designed to provide C# developers with similar AJAX programming capabilities.

Nikhil Kothari, an architect on Microsoft’s Web platform and tools team, posted for download in late May a first prototype of Script#, his homegrown C# framework and tool for AJAX development.

“Yep, I am finally publicly sharing a spare time project I’ve been working on the side in an off and on manner for some time now,” Kothari wrote in his blog.

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AJAX is the name of a Web programming model, which translates roughly to “Asynchronous JavaScript and XML.”

Adaptive Path, a Web design consultancy, coined the AJAX moniker.

C# is Microsoft’s object-oriented .Net programming language that many consider a head-to-head competitor with Sun Microsystems’ Java.

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Google, for its part, unveiled a rival Java development framework and tool, known as the GWT (Google Web Toolkit) at the JavaOne conference in mid-May.

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