Frank Ableson published an article last week providing a thorough introduction about using jQuery Mobile, JSON, PHP and MySQL to create mobile web applications.
54% of the video published on the Internet is currently available in the HTML5 format, according to MeFeedia, and new HTML5 editing tools are announced by Adobe and Sencha, showing that HTML5 is taking off.
Adobe during its annual developer’s conference has previewed an IDE for HTML5 animation. The IDE, codenamed Edge, uses the WebKit rendering engine to preview animations and like Dreamweaver, offers a source code editing mode.
The second of the three jQuery libraries by Microsoft adds support for two-way data binding. While it serves the same purpose, the implementation is very different than what you would see in WPF or Silverlight.
In the first of three new libraries created by Microsoft and accepted by jQuery as official plugins, the jQuery Templates API allows for the dynamic creation of HTML Elements from data objects. Like server-side templating languages such as ASP or VB’s XML Literals, one merely has to leave holes with data-binding expressions that indicate what should be displayed.
Microsoft has reconfirmed their commitment to help with jQuery development and will start by adding support for templating and is allocating resources including full time developers. John Resig, JQuery creator, declared that jQuery will remained an independent open source project and will not be moved to CodePlex.
In celebration of jQuery’s 4th birthday, the jQuery team has announced the release of the jQuery 1.4. This release features performance improvements in the most commonly used jQuery methods.
In an attempt to lure developers and web sites to use ASP.NET, Microsoft has created a special CDN that serves Microsoft AJAX and jQuery scripts to all interested for free.
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.