jQuery and Microsoft

A while ago I did a bit of exploring into jQuery. I really liked what I saw, and was trying to decide whether to invest a bit of time into knowing it better - but with so many JavaScript frameworks and libraries out there it's hard to know which ones are worthy of attention.

It looks like Microsoft and jQuery have made that decision a lot easier, with this announcement from Scott Guthrie:

I'm excited today to announce that Microsoft will be shipping jQuery with Visual Studio going forward.  We will distribute the jQuery JavaScript library as-is, and will not be forking or changing the source from the main jQuery branch.  The files will continue to use and ship under the existing jQuery MIT license.

We will also distribute intellisense-annotated versions that provide great Visual Studio intellisense and help-integration at design-time.

There's more info in Scott's post, but it looks like set to make ASP.NET AJAX even more compelling. Looks like it's time to dive deeper into jQuery!

Link: Scott Guthrie - jQuery and Microsoft

Link: John Resig - jQuery, Microsoft, and Nokia

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2008 9:10 AM | ASP.NET AJAX Web Development

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