Monday, April 23, 2007

Prometheus, brother of Atlas

One of the big secrets revealed by the Quest is the introduction of a new ASP.NET product line from Telerik code named "Prometheus". In Greek mythology, Prometheus is famous for bringing fire to the people and beginning an age of enlightenment for man. And in a way, that's exactly what the RadControls based on ASP.NET AJAX will do for ASP.NET developers. RadControls "Prometheus" will deliver new controls, experiences, and performance improvements based on the OpenAjax-enrolled Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX client-side framework.

Also fitting, in Greek mythology Prometheus' brother is Atlas (usually represented as the guy holding the earth on his shoulders). As you may remember, the code name for ASP.NET AJAX was "Atlas", which makes the relationship between "Prometheus" and "Atlas" (the code) very fitting. RadControls "Prometheus" builds on ASP.NET AJAX just like other RadControls have built on ASP.NET for years, making these new controls the natural evolution of Telerik's ASP.NET controls.

And that's really the point. RadControls "Prometheus" represents the natural evolution of the ASP.NET controls. For complete details on how this transition will work and for answers to most (if not all) of your "Prometheus" questions, don't miss the official "Prometheus" FAQ on For live demos of the new "Prometheus" controls, visit the online demos.


Anonymous said...

My favorite part of the FAQ, and what I was most curious about:

If you purchase a RadControls for ASP.NET license, or if you have an active subscription for (or one that includes) RadControls for ASP.NET, you will get a matching developer license for RadControls “Prometheus” at no extra charge.

Todd Anglin said...

Indeed! We want all ASP.NET developer to participate in this beta and help make the "Prometheus" controls as good as possible for the "official" release with "Orcas" late this year/early next. Enjoy the new contrls and be sure to leave feedback in the forums!