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Microsoft Adding jQuery To Visual Studio 67

Tim Anderson writes "Microsoft's Scott Guthrie, Corporate VP of the .NET developer division, announced that the open source jQuery Javascript library will be integrated into Visual Studio, the main Windows development tool. Further, Microsoft will treat jQuery as a supported product within technical support contracts, and will use jQuery to build new controls for ASP.NET, its web platform."
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Microsoft Adding jQuery To Visual Studio

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 06, 2008 @10:15AM (#25272845)
    If this sounds familiar to you it's probably because we already talked about it [].
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      Ah, but did you hear that Microsoft was adding jQuery to Visual Studio? Maybe I should submit it as a Slashdot story.

      (Seriously, I wonder what the record is for the most times the same story has made it onto Slashdot? Two? Three? A dozen?)

  • Dupe (Score:1, Insightful) []

    It's a week ago, though, and this doesn't include Nokia, so I can see how you'd get confused.

  • If nothing else comes from this, hopefully Microsoft will help to fix the outstanding Internet Explorer bugs. Congratulations again to the jQuery team, keep up the great work.
  • As an engineer I was always taught, "test twice, release once" which was the IT version of "measure twice, cut once". Slashdot has taught me the error of my ways.

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      I think read once is optimistic.

  • Fearful of the power of Slashdot, Microsoft also announced the release of .net® auto-dupe(TM) support to Visual Studio. From now on anything you publish will have a random chance to be published again a few days later.

    This feature is expected to solve the widespread problem of users not wanting to use a first release for fear of bugs. Now they'll see a second release and plunge in! An version will be forthcoming with the next service pack, allowing your website to fill its content needs by d

  • Heard this last week and thought it was a joke. You mean I can refer clients to Microsoft for support on an open source javascript library?

    One big thing about jQuery is how well it works cross-browser. While some of the plug ins can be browser specific, I have rarely had issues deploying it across all browsers. But I just can't see MS supporting a cludgy issue with anything but IE.


  • Product Placement (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Doc Ruby ( 173196 )

    So what? This "story" on Slashdot's front page doesn't even bother to identify what "jQuery" is. All it does is make a press release pimping jQuery, "now with Microsoft's support!".

  • by operator_error ( 1363139 ) on Monday October 06, 2008 @11:30AM (#25273705)
    Folks, lemme tell you whatever you remember from learning javascript is largely irrelevant, especially memorizing and learning to 'read' all those ugly syntactical structures of text. In a word, jQuery is 'efficient'. Also, you know all those ajax modal & pop-up windows you see on 'web 2.0' sites, with the soft rounded corners. That's probably jQuery, more likely than not, and it is *easy* to code for, across browser. If you've avoided learning Ajax, you were smart to wait for jQuery.
    • Oh, also jQuery seems to be a viable competitor to Adobe Flash/Flex/Air, and Microsoft's Silverlight, using conventional open DOM standards. Please note that by using a 'hook' technique (like Drupal uses) both Google Chrome & the next Mozilla Firefox puport javascript speed increases of 30x, making my first statement theoretically realistic. I can tell you I feel fairly competitive already using only Drupal and jQuery, and do not feel the need to learn Adobe Air, for example.
      • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

        by Shados ( 741919 )

        Whats the point of comparing this with Adobe Air? Adobe Air is to leverage your web programming skills (yes, including jquery!), to make desktop applications (applications that normally are impossible on the web...for example, one that needs to access local ressources). Its complementary to everything else, it doesn't replace anything.

        For things like Silverlight, the goal isn't even the result the end user sees. Ignoring the joke that was Silverlight 1, the idea is to be able to reuse .NET code (or to some

    • Ugh. More people need to learn JavaScript and *then* DOM and *then* make an intelligent decision on which library to use. Avoiding learning JavaScript and instead learning jQuery pretty much guarantees you will produce awful code. Please spare those of us who may someday have to work with you and don't do that.
  • eclipse/netbeans (Score:4, Interesting)

    by jefu ( 53450 ) on Monday October 06, 2008 @06:04PM (#25278161) Homepage Journal

    Is there any similar effort toward building eclipse/netbeans/??? IDE's for jquery?

    • by aiht ( 1017790 )
      I don't know about netbeans, but there is an Eclipse-based web IDE called Aptana [] which comes with just about every JS library I've heard of - jQuery, Prototype, Scriptaculous, Dojo, ExtJS & YUI, to name a few.
      It supports a range of serverside platforms too (ruby, python, php etc).
      Is that the kind of thing you're thinking of?

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