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jQuery, Microsoft and DNN

This blog post is cross-posted from my personal blog.

Over the last weekend Scott Guthrie announced that Microsoft would be providing full support for the jQuery javascript library, including full PSS support.

This is quite a momentous announcement.  jQuery is an Open Source project, with a similar license to DotNetNuke (it uses a modified MIT license).  Microsoft are not absorbing jQuery and writing their own version.  Scott Guthrie stated that they intend to include the library “as-is”, and if they want changes they will submit them to the jQuery team for review in the same way as any other developer.

So, where does this leave DotNetNuke. 

It certainly makes it easier for us to provide jQuery support.  As it will be part of the core ASP.NET distributions, it will likely be included in most hosting provider solutions.  Enterprises will feel more comfortable with jQuery as Microsoft will provide PSS support for the library.

I am sure that over the next few weeks there will be many discussions within the core team on where we go from here – and we will keep you posted on any decisions moving forward.

If you want to know more about jQuery then check out these links:

  • jQuery site
  • Scott Hanselman  has a jQuery example on his blog
  • Hanselminutes – Scott Hanselman interviews John Resig – creator of jQuery on a recent Hanselminutes podcast


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