Official jQuery Plugins
Today, we’re very happy to announce that the following Microsoft-contributed plugins – the jQuery Templates plugin, the jQuery Data Link plugin, and the jQuery Globalization plugin – have been accepted as officially supported plugins of the jQuery project. As supported plugins, the jQuery community can feel confident that the plugins will continue to be enhanced and compatible with future versions of the jQuery and jQuery UI libraries.
The jQuery Templates and jQuery Datalink plugin will be managed by the jQuery Core team while the jQuery Globalization plugin will become part of the jQuery UI project, allowing for extended globalization functionality for our rich UI library. In addition, the functionality found in the jQuery Templates plugin will be directly integrated into the jQuery Core library starting with version 1.5.
Documentation and Tutorials
To help you immediately use these plugins, we’re providing API documentation and tutorials that will help you ramp up on these new technologies.
- jQuery Templates API – http://api.jquery.com/category/plugins/templates/
- jQuery Data Link API – http://api.jquery.com/category/plugins/data-link/
- jQuery Globalization API – Available soon
- jQuery Templates and Data-Linking
- Introducing jQuery Templates
- jQuery Templates in the wild
Available for Download
Source code for the new plugins can be found on Github and we encourage the community to evaluate & enhance the functionality. The new plugins are available immediate download and the code can be found here:
New Contribution Vehicle
We’d like to thank Microsoft for their commitment to helping the jQuery Project and providing new and exciting functionality for the jQuery libraries. This has been a rewarding experience for both teams, laying the foundation for future collaboration and creating a new path for meeting the needs of the jQuery community.
Please be sure to read Microsoft’s joint announcement outlining the history of the effort and the importance of these contributions to Microsoft and the jQuery community:
jQuery Templates, Data Link, and Globalization Accepted as Official jQuery Plugins – Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President in the Microsoft Developer Division
jQuery Templates is now an Official jQuery Plugin – Boris Moore, Microsoft
jQuery Templating in the wild – James Senior, Microsoft
Web Camps TV #5 – Microsoft Commits Code to jQuery! – Channel 9 Video