Microsoft to contribute into development of jQuery JavaScript Library

Microsoft at MIX 2010 announced that it’ll be working with the jQuery Core Team and community to provide source code that’ll help to further advance the jQuery JavaScript Library. The planned contributions target specific functionalities in areas of mutual interest. They include: Templating, Script Loading, and Data Binding. Microsoft will also work to provide better […]

Microsoft at MIX 2010 announced that it’ll be working with the jQuery Core Team and community to provide source code that’ll help to further advance the jQuery JavaScript Library. The planned contributions target specific functionalities in areas of mutual interest. They include: Templating, Script Loading, and Data Binding. Microsoft will also work to provide better interoperability between ASP.NET and jQuery JavaScript Library by enhancing ASP.NET so .NET developers can better incorporate jQuery capabilities. The initial focus will be on a new templating engine that’ll allow for easy and flexible data rendering via defined templates. Microsoft has submitted a proposal for public review along with an experimental plugin, and is actively collaborating with jQuery team and community on a unified implementation. Templating engine will be reviewed and considered for inclusion into jQuery JavaScript Library or maintained as an official jQuery plugin. Microsoft will also packaging jQuery JavaScript Library with popular products such as Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.NET MVC 2. As a first step, Microsoft will contribute a templating engine to jQuery JavaScript Library Team to simplify Web applications.

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