Ajax Control Toolkit has been updated to support jQuery and includes a new Twitter control which takes advantage of new Twitter API. It also includes an improved documentation which describes the usage of ToolkitScriptManager.
jQuery 1.10 and 2.0.1 has been released. The primary goal of this release is to synchronize the features of the 1.x and 2.x lines. The jQuery 2.x line has the same API as the 1.x line, but does not support Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8. If you are planning to upgrade and you currently using jQuery 1.8 and below, please make sure you read the jQuery 1.9 Upgrade Guide due to major changes to the API.
Daniel Jebaraj shares with InfoQ the idea behind the launch of Succinctly series ebook and also shared the future roadmap.
The jQuery Foundation launched its new plugin repository on January 16th in an attempt to bolster and consolidate third-party development against the jQuery core library.
The recently released ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 includes support for Web API, knockout IntelliSense, friendly URLs including several feature enhancements.
Atmosphere 1.0 is a new Java/Scala/Groovy framework that attempts to abstract asynchronous communication between the web browser and the application server. It transparently supports Web Sockets, HTML5 Server Side events and other application server specific solutions when available, with long polling as a fallback.
Infragistics recently shipped a brand new framework for building powerful applications named Ignite UI. It contains numerous controls for the creation of next generation mobile applications. In this news article, Anand examines the features of the framework.
The jQuery Core team has recently released jQuery 1.8 Beta 1. The GA release is expected July 2012. The jQuery Core team has also laid out their plans for the next versions of jQuery, versions 1.9 and 2.0, and talks about the removal of IE6/7/8 support.
jQuery Mobile 1.1 has been released. The most notable improvements in 1.1 are true fixed toolbars, revamped page transitions and Ajax loader, and refined form elements. The new ThemeRoller tool allows existing jQuery developers to import their 1.0 theme and migrate it to 1.1. jQuery Mobile 1.1 requires jQuery 1.6.4 or 1.7.1.
Introducing AQuery: jQuery for Android
A non-profit trade association by the name jQuery Foundation, inc. has been founded to handle the development, documentation, and support of the jQuery Core, UI, and Mobile projects. This role was previously held by the jQuery Board in conjunction with the Software Freedom Conservancy.
A new open source contribution enables scaled out, high throughput messaging for the asynchronous ASP.NET web event engine, SignalR. In a recent blog post, Clemens Vasters, an Architect on the Windows Azure team, described a new GitHub project that that uses the Windows Azure Service Bus to distribute messages bi-directionally between servers and clients.