Future of Upshot RRS feed

  • Question

  • User1113191358 posted


    I am evaluating how to move from Silverlight to another Rich Client (but not fat client) platform, that is also cross-platform capable. (Silverlight never fully achieved that, and its technological successor, Metro on WinRT, is again proprietary).

    As part of this investigation I came across ASP.NET SPA, and I really liked what I saw at first. There was a lot of activity around this a few months ago, but somehow it has died off. I looked at the commit history for SPA/Upshot in the source code repository, and as far as I can tell, there has only been one significant commit since the initial check-in on March 11 which deals with JSON.NET integration.

    Does this mean Upshot is reaching maturity, or does it mean that is is currently not a focus for Microsoft?


    Monday, May 28, 2012 12:11 PM

All replies

  • User1779161005 posted

    I think lots of people (meaning those at Microsoft) are heads-down getting ready for the next beta/release candidate of VS11/MVC4. Give it a few weeks and see what gets announced and discussed.

    Monday, May 28, 2012 12:22 PM
  • User-477222212 posted

    ASP.NET SPA is not part of MVC 4, so I think development on it has slowed down while Microsoft gets MVC 4 completed. I hope to see more activity on SPA after the release of MVC 4.

    Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:11 AM
  • User1492915735 posted

    UpShot is seems like its really hard to integrate into third-party component such as Kendo UI or Wijimo etc.

    Seems like the kendo's DataSource goes future than the UpShot.

    Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:05 PM
  • User687406232 posted

    Kendo seems more multi platform but you probably dont get all the benefits of EF integration.

    To me it seems upshot will work best when connicting to DataController ( Not DBDataController) as its more flexible and has less dependencies. 

    Saturday, June 2, 2012 12:51 AM
  • User-938171095 posted

    Yeah, I'm sort of on the same boat as kwaclaw. I really love what I see in upshot, which is basically WCF RIA, but it sort of looks like not much is being done or talked about it... I hope things change...

    Thursday, June 28, 2012 10:08 AM
  • User997592625 posted

    Development on it has slowed down while Microsoft gets MVC 4 completed. I hope to see more activity on SPA

    Monday, July 2, 2012 3:42 AM