There’s is some good news on the web front. Microsoft will be including JQuery in ASP.NET, there is even going to be intellisense support for this great library. Microsoft will be posting an update to visual studio with the intellisense support in just a few weeks.
For those of you who don’t know JQuery: It’s a library that allows you to query the DOM of your webpage and perform various animations on the selected DOM elements. But that is not all, you can also toggle CSS properties and perform AJAX requests. There is a large community supporting it and expanding it with new plugins.
The original ASP.NET AJAX library has largely the same syntax as JQuery, so switching to JQuery in my opinion is a logical choice. Microsoft simply can’t beat JQuery, the framework is years ahead and can be integrated with great ease. I’m glad they are going to include JQuery and support this great open-source product.
Original article can be found here: http://visualstudiomagazine.com/news/article.aspx?editorialsid=10249