Mink Machine

Intellisense for jQuery

JavaScript has gone from hottie to dinosaur to hottie again. The revival of latter days is mostly due to the Ajax technique, but another important factor is the emergence of competent, lightweight framework libraries. One of the most popular is jQuery and even my brilliant colleagues seems to think well of it, so if you’ve lived in a cave for a few years it’s time to face the sunshine.

For some strange reason even Microsoft has embraced jQuery and will include it in future versions of ASP.NET. Recently they released files that enables intellisense in VS2008. SP1 for VS2008 is required, but it also works in the the express version.

In addition you also need to have jQuery (doh) and a special file, and finally a patch for VS2008 to recognize it all.

When all this is done, simply reference the jQuery file and enjoy a few extra nanoseconds of productivity.

I was pleasantly surprised by this unexpected move by Microsoft, but I guess they have realized that people prefer jQuery instead of the bulky ASP.NET AJAX framework.

Comments

No comments yet.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Featured stories

Eating my way through Basque country

Eating my way through Basque country

"Not too bad to wash it all down with a local Txakoli, the young white wine typical of the Basque country."
Greetings from Moldova

Greetings from Moldova

"But Chisinau is an unexpected gem in the wilderness. Even though Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe, the capital has its fair share of impressive buildings and post-Soviet architecture."
I still love you, New York

I still love you, New York

"Now I’m back and our roles are somewhat reversed. Like River Song and the Doctor, we meet again under different circumstances."
Getting lost in Yazd

Getting lost in Yazd

"Navigating on random while surrounded by staring old men, pointing their crooked fingers at the Godzilla Viking in surprise. It feels like I’m walking around in Mos Eisley."
Wazzup in Vaduz

Wazzup in Vaduz

"Vaduz Castle is overlooking the town from a hill, a short walk from the center. It’s really a postcard view with the alps in the background, which I’m sure the prince enjoys as he sips his morning coffee while towering above his loyal subjects."
On the Trans-Siberian

On the Trans-Siberian

"Since the toilets were locked during the seven hour stop, we had to bribe the provodnitsas to use the facilities. Then came the Mongols."

Instagram

Seville
Venice
Fever Ray
Rome
Basel
Kuala Lumpur