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In another interesting development showing that open source truly has a place in corporate computing, Microsoft announced on Sunday that it will be adding the JQuery JavaScript library to ASP.NET. The move came after many ASP.NET developers requested similar features to those that JQuery provides. According to Scott Guthrie of Microsoft, the JQuery library will ship with Visual Studio, and a download will be available in the coming weeks to add the library to the latest version of Visual Studio and Visual Web Developer Express (with service pack 1 installed). Microsoft will add intellisense support for the library, but will …

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As a programmer who until [B]very[/B] quite recently chose C#.NET as his main language, WPF was thrust upon me like an anvil in your favorite 90s cartoon. There was no avoiding it... And for that, I'm glad -- mostly. The Windows Presentation Foundation is a UI subsystem of the Microsoft .NET 3.0, (and 3.5 as of two days before this post). Using it, an application's user interface may designed completely in a special markup language called XAML. For me, XAML was certainly comparable to HTML (a bonus since I have some experience with HTML and CSS, being an interim web …

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