jQuery news

September 29th, 2008

We love jQuery at East Coast Interactive, simple as that really.

We use it whenever we need a bit of magic to extend websites for our clients and because of the success we’ve had with it, we look to use it to compliment all of the backend and frontend technologies we work with. First up for the treatment were our php projects, we built our applications as normal and quickly started adding bells and whistles with jQuery…it just seemed so intuitive to work with. Next up we took a look at our ColdFusion projects and although ColdFusion comes with masses of built in JS/AJAX goodness, the code it generates seemed a bit overboard for our liking…jQuery to the rescue again, nice and easy and super lightweight. So that left one area we work with short of some jQuery lovin’…the .NET side of things.

Last night an announcement popped up on the twitter radar that both Microsoft and Nokia were now using jQuery…interested, I went on to read this announcement from the jQuery blog and discovered that not only were Microsoft using jQuery, they were REALLY using jQuery and will be “looking to make jQuery part of their official development platform” and “This means that jQuery will be distributed with Visual Studio (which will include jQuery intellisense, snippets, examples, and documentation)”…fantastic! Graeme should be pleased and it means that we can use a consistant JS library accross all our development…the fact that the library is our favourite one only makes this announcement all the sweeter for us.

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