On November 21, the vice president of Microsoft's .NET Developer division, Scott Guthrie, announced that his group had produced "great jQuery IntelliSense support" in for both Visual Studio 2008 and the free Visual Web Developer 2008 Express package in collaboration with the jQuery development team. This delivers on his promise, made in September, that such support would be forthcoming. Guthrie's blog post has instructions on how to grab and install the proper hotfix to add this capability.
It's nice to see Microsoft actively supporting widely-used third-party developer tools inside its own products. It kind of makes me think that they get the notion that the whole community can always out-do, and out-develop, any single vendor -- no matter how big, smart, or all-encompassing it might seek to be.
Ed Tittel is a full-time writer and trainer whose interests include XML and development topics, along with IT Certification and information security topics. E-mail Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments, questions, or suggested topics or tools to review.
This was first published in December 2008