Why Jayrock, instead of Microsoft’s own ASP.NET AJAX library?
- Jayrock is open-source, making it possible to extend or customize as needed.
- Jayrock can be used in ASP.NET 1.x, 2.0, and Mono applications, whereas ASP.NET AJAX is for ASP.NET version 2.0 only.
- Jayrock’s scope is limited to JSON and JSON-RPC, and the former is the main focus of this article. While ASP.NET AJAX includes some support for creating and parsing JSON text, its primary purpose is to offer a rich platform for building end-to-end Ajax-style web applications in ASP.NET. The extra bells and whistles can be distracting when your main focus is JSON.