Have you ever wished you could run ASP.NET applications on Linux, without
having to rewrite your code or leave the Visual Studio development
environment? In this article, I show you how to port Steve Clements’
AJAX ASP.NET RSS Reader to native Java and deploy it to Apache Tomcat on
Linux. I also show you how to add an AnimationExtender and a HoverMenu from
the AJAX Control Toolkit in Visual Studio, while targeting Java.
How is this possible? The answer is to use Grasshopper, a free Visual
Studio-based SDK built by Mainsoft in collaboration with the Mono open source
community. Grasshopper 2.2 introduces full support for AJAX and seamlessly
integrates with ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions and AJAX Control Toolkit, so you
can add popular features such as partial-page rendering, Accordion
navigation, and rounded corners by simply adding a few server controls.
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