A minor update to the 1.6 version of jQuery was just released today. After a big outcry of version 1.6's changes to the way properties work, the jQuery team quickly released version 1.6.1 to make the new techniques more compatible with the older functionality, hopefully preventing sites from breaking. The release also fixed some bugs, as did version 1.6.2. And now 1.6.3 also fixes several bugs, along with one change that some people will find disappointing: They dropped support for the requestAnimationFrame API. When 1.6 came out, support for requestAnimationFrame was added to allow for smoother animation. However, requestAnimationFrame itself …

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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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