An article I worked on recently has been published in the latest issue of the SharePoint Pro Connections magazine. This is a little exciting as of all the articles I've had published, this is the first one I've published in print fashion. For those who don't subscribe or haven't received a copy (which you can pickup at TechEd in New Orleans in a few weeks), you can read the article online as well.
The latest release of SharePoint contains a vastly reworked user interface (UI) that dramatically reduces the number of page refreshes. Microsoft needed something new to satisfy its own demands for the improved UI and to provide a better and more robust platform for creating solutions that will run off SharePoint servers. This has been achieved with the client object model, which consists of three major components (.NET, Silverlight, and ECMAScript) that you can use in various situations. This article provides an introduction to the client object model.