Microsoft Donates JavaScript Reference Materials to Web Platform Docs (WPD)

ASP.NET Web API getting CORS, and Attribute based routing improvements. Microsoft donates JavaScript materials to Web Platform Docs. Launches YouthSpark Atlanta, donates $7.5m.

ASP.NET Web API receiving some updates on two of the great features coming to it include: CORS support and Attribute Based Routing Improvements.

CORS support for ASP.NET Web API. Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) is a W3C standard that allows web pages to make AJAX requests to a different domain.

"This standard relaxes the same-origin policy implemented in web browsers that restricts calls to the domain of the resource that makes the call. The CORS specification defines how the browser and server interact to make cross-origin calls."

Attribute-Based Routing in ASP.NET Web API. "Route attributes bring the URL definition closer to the code that runs for that particular URL, making it easier to understand which URL must be called for a particular block of code and simplifying many common routing scenarios," explains Scott Guthrie.

In other news, Microsoft is proving additional content to the Webplatform.org project by donating over 400 pages of JavaScript reference materials.

"W3C's Web Platform Docs (WPD), is a community site designed to be a comprehensive and authoritative resource for developers to help build modern web applications that will work across browsers and devices."

With this contribution, developers will save time and resources, knowing "you can consult confidently with a community-curated site to learn about standards, innovations and best practices including:

  • What technologies really interoperate across platforms and devices;
  • standardization status of each technology specification;
  • stability and implementation status of specific features in actual browsers," explains MS OT.

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Finally, Microsoft today launched YouthSpark Atlanta initiative by bringing together more than 150 leading educators, government officials and nonprofits to discuss the state of youth education in the area.

Microsoft also signed an education alliance agreement with Morehouse College, one of the leading private Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the country.

In addition, the company has announced a $7.5 million software donation to Youth Villages. "This year, Youth Villages will help more than 20,000 children, families and young people from more than 20 states and the District of Columbia," Microsoft wrote.