Visual Studio To Include jQuery Library
- By Kurt Mackie
- September 30, 2008
In a tip of its hand toward open source software development, Microsoft announced on Sunday that it will incorporate the jQuery
Microsoft has its skeptics in the world of open source. However, the company perceived jQuery as a popular library solution "with a huge ecosystem and community" that would complement what developers wanted to see in ASP.NET AJAX, according to an account by Scott Guthrie, a leader in Microsoft's IIS, ASP.NET and Visual Web Dev products.
Microsoft is embracing jQuery whole heartedly. It plans to contribute code and bug fixes back to the open source project's development team, which will have control on whether or not to incorporate the changes. Users trying to get assistance using jQuery in Microsoft's products will be able find it at Microsoft product support. The company also will abide by jQuery's licensing.
The MIT license is permissive and allows code modification and redistribution, similar to the open source General Public License.
Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for 1105 Media's Converge360 group.