(Note: This entry was originally published on the Skyscanner Geeks blog.)
Here's something I didn't see coming: Microsoft and Nokia have announced that they are adopting jQuery as part of their application development platforms.
What this means on the Microsoft side of things is that they will provide an intellisense-annotated version of jQuery for Visual Studio 2008 (available as a separate download in a few weeks), and will also distribute it as part of the forthcoming ASP.NET MVC release. Expect it to be even more tightly integrated with the newly announced Visual Studio 2010. (We're talking about products with 2010 as part of their version name? Already?)
Further notes on the announcement and integration:
- John Resig on the jQuery blog: "jQuery, Microsoft, and Nokia"
- Scott Guthrie: "jQuery and Microsoft"
- Scott Hanselman: "jQuery to ship with ASP.NET MVC and Visual Studio"
Might .NET actually become a cool platform for writing web apps?