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Windows Store Applications with jQuery 2.0

March 29th, 2013

appendTo has been betting on jQuery and JavaScript from the beginning, believing Atwood’s Law that any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript. Naturally we were very excited when Microsoft announced that Windows Store applications on Windows 8 could be written in traditional web languages like HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

On November 2, during the //Build/ 2012 conference, appendTo had the privilege of co-presenting jQuery for Windows Store applications to the web community. Efforts were then refocused to contributing necessary changes back into the jQuery project, and eliminating any chance of having to maintain a specialized version of jQuery for Windows Store applications.

In parallel to our efforts with jQuery and Windows Store applications, the jQuery team has also been actively developing the much-anticipated version 2.0 (you can currently test with the 2.x pre-release version) of their library. This version is noted for dropping much of the necessary baggage used to support over a decade of browsers. During this process, appendTo has been working to introduce changes back into jQuery core.

Windows Store Applications with jQuery 2.0

We’re excited to announce that our tests indicate that the soon to be released jQuery 2.0 will be right at home in your Windows Store applications. It is our position that while jQuery works well in Windows 8, some of our common conventions will need to be re-evaluated. appendTo addresses some of these in our Nettuts article Building Windows Store Applications with jQuery 2.0.

We are very grateful to the Microsoft Open Technology Group for the technical support they provided us while we were testing and researching how to update jQuery to work with Windows Store Applications. The Windows Developer Blog has a post up today detailing more about our work.

Moving forward, appendTo will continue listening to developer feedback from those actively using jQuery 2.0 in Windows Store applications. It is our goal to see jQuery thrive outside of the browser as successfully as it has inside the browser.

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VSDoc for jQuery Mobile In-Development

November 16th, 2010

While [jQuery Mobile](https://github.com/jquery/jquery-mobile) is still in early development, we’ve put together a simple VSDoc file containing the jQuery Mobile-specific methods which have been documented thus far. The jQuery Mobile VSDoc is available now for download on our [jQuery VSDoc Community](https://appendtonew.wpengine.com/community/vsdoc) page.Formal documentation for jQuery Mobile is still being assembled at the moment, so this VSDoc was put together by hand, unlike the VSDoc for jQuery proper which is automatically generated.

As always, please feel welcome to have a look at, or fork, the [Git Repository](https://github.com/appendto/jquery-vsdoc) where all of our VSDoc material lives.

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VSDoc for jQuery 1.4.4, with early VSDoc Generator Released

November 15th, 2010

On the heels of the jQuery 1.4.4 release, we are pleased to announce the availability of the VSDoc for jQuery 1.4.4. It is available for download immediately on our jQuery VSDoc Community page.

Additionally, for this release, we’re also releasing an early version of our C# generator that we’re currently using to create the VSDoc files. The generator consumes the XML feed directly from the jQuery API site, ensuring that the VSDocs that are generated are providing the latest documentation. The generator is a part of the GitHub repository that’s hosting the completed VSDoc files.

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Visual Studio 2010 vsdoc for jQuery 1.4.3 Now Available

November 10th, 2010

We’re excited to release the Visual Studio 2010 vsdoc file for jQuery 1.4.3. It is now available on our website, in our Community section on the jQuery VSDoc page.

We’re committed to supporting the Enterprise community, and will be maintaining the VSDoc file going forward for each new release of jQuery.

– The appendTo Team