Republished with Permission - Original Article
The jQuery library has a passionate community of developers,
Two years ago I announced that Microsoft would begin offering product
support for jQuery, and that we’d be including it in new versions of Visual
Studio going forward. By default, when you create new ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET
MVC projects with VS 2010, the core jQuery library is now automatically added
to your project.
Earlier this year at the MIX 2010 conference I announced
that Microsoft would also begin contributing code to the jQuery project.
During one of my keynotes, John Resig -- the creator of the jQuery library –
joined me on stage and talked a little about our participation and discussed an
early prototype of a new client templating API for jQuery.
I later blogged more details about the jQuery Templates plugin, jQuery Data Link plugin, and jQuery Globalization plugin that the ASP.NET team has been
working on in conjunction with the jQuery team and jQuery community. We’ve had
a lot of requests from ASP.NET customers looking to enable this type of
functionality. We followed the standard jQuery open source model and posted
prototypes of the plugins to Github.com, participated in the jQuery forums, and
incorporated design feedback from the community.