Recently Dojo 1.3 was released alongside project PlugD which adds jQuery flavor to the Dojo toolkit. InfoQ has a Q&A with Dylan Schiemann, CEO of SitePen and co-creator of Dojo about the latest release, the evolution of the toolkit and TIBCO's General Interface choice to join the Dojo foundation.
After nearly a year as a community tech preview, Microsoft has released the first true beta of the ASP.NET MVC framework. ASP.NET MVC is a radical departure from the WebForms technology has promoted in the past, and in the opinion of many, a return to mainstream web programming. The MVC pattern provides the cornerstone for web frameworks such as Ruby on Rails and Java's Spring Framework.
Since attaining a peak of about 95% usage share during 2002 and 2003, Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) has been rapidly losing market share. As the end of 2008 approaches, significant online services, vendors and web frameworks are dropping support for IE6. Will this year be the end of IE6 and what does this signify for Web 2.0 developers?
The official CTP release of the ASP.NET MVC Framework does not include any support for AJAX, yet. In the meantime there are several samples available, which show how to add AJAX features to ASP.NET MVC applications.
As promised last week the jQuery team has released jQuery UI 1.0. jQuery UI is a fully themed interaction and widget library built on top of jQuery.
jQuery is quickly becoming the Ajax library of choice for many. jQuery 1.2 was released yesterday and has many new features. A preview/teaser of jQuery User Interface was shown as well.
Live Query is a new plugin for jQuery that lets you register events or fire callbacks for matching DOM elements. The binding not only applies to elements that exist in the page at load time but also elements that are added later via Ajax.