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jQuery 2.0 Paves the way for Open Source JavaScript Framework in Windows Store Apps

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) adds support for Windows Store Apps, with the upcoming version 2.0 of the the popular open source JavaScript Web framework “jQuery”.

jQuery 2.0 now support Windows Store apps“The jQuery team is excited about the new environments where jQuery 2.0 can be used. HTML and JavaScript developers want to take their jQuery knowledge with them to streamline the development process wherever they work. jQuery 2.0 gives them the ability to do that in Windows 8 Store applications,” jQuery’s President Dave Methvin stated.

“This is a great news for JavaScript developers who can now develop apps for Windows 8 using what they already know along with their existing JavaScript code,” adds Methvin. “Hopefully leading to a new wave of jQuery-based Windows Store applications.”

The Windows 8 application platform introduced support for HTML5 and JavaScript development already leveraging some popular open source JavaScript frameworks, like backbone.js, Knockout.JS, YUI.

HTML5 is now supported on all modern mobile platforms and open source tools such as Apache Cordova (aka PhoneGap), allow developers to publish their apps built with HTML5 and JavaScript to multiple platforms with minimal effort and maximum code reuse.

Below are some recent notable developments in HTML5 mobile cross platform development:

  • “Dojo is preparing its 1.9 release that not only supports Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone but also includes a theme for Windows Phone 8 that allows developers to integrate their HTML5 applications into the Windows Phone experience.
  • Enyo.JS recently released Enyo 2.2 that added support for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
  • Sencha team is about to release Sencha Touch 2.2 that adds support for Windows Phone 8 and Internet Explorer 10 as part of a pack of releases for HTML5 developers.
  • Apache Cordova (aka PhoneGap) community is dedicated to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 support since the recent release of its version 2.3.0,” informs MS Open Tech.
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