Beta / December 5, 2007
Volta is an experimental developer toolset for building multi-tier web applications, developed at Microsoft Live Labs. It allows developers to split their application easily into different client and server parts throughout the development lifecycle. Volta integrates with Microsoft Visual Studio and the .NET Framework, supporting AJAX, JSON and more. It extends the .NET platform to software as a service (SaaS) applications, by using existing and familiar libraries, languages, tools, and techniques.
On September 8, 2008, Microsoft took the project page offline, "while we make a few changes." Despite assurances on the page that "the technology will be available again soon", it has not yet returned. While continuing to make the software publicly unavailable, Microsoft Research has published an academic paper dated November 18, 2008 based on a framework built entirely on top of Volta.
- Google Web Toolkit a released Google product that accomplish the same goals using Java
- Rich Internet application
- Windows Live
- LiveSide.net: Microsoft releases Volta Tech Preview Archived 2007-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
- Project "Volta" Temporarily Unavailable Archived 2008-11-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Ripley: Automatically Securing Distributed Web Applications Through Replicated Execution
- IL2JS Framework Archived 2010-01-30 at the Wayback Machine