Volta

Damn you Microsoft! How I am suppose to keep up with all this cool stuff you realize (heh, funny typo) release?

Volta

This one I had missed somehow but while I bump to it via some Rails article. Microsoft Labs has announced a new project called Volta that looks like GWT for .NET. But Volta seems to be more advanced than GWT since it uses .NET enviroment to generate JavaScript directly from its preferred programming language. But Volta is really about developing an application and deciding later where the code executes. That’s very ambitious. It looks very appealing for a developer that doesn’t fancy JavaScript. Though, I am not really seeing a big picture on this for example how does Volta fit to MVC, Silverlight and AJAX.NET.

Thanks to Google and Firefox, the browser is the platform and if you are a .NET developer, keep an eye on Volta, it is certainly a keystone of Microsoft web strategy.