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March 29, 2010

Microsoft support for jQuery

Filed under: asp.net — Craig Harvey @ 9:01 am
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Good to see Microsoft throwing their support behind jQuery and committing resources to developing for it. Also interesting to see their proposal for including templating in the core of jQuery.

I currently use the excellent jTemplates plug-in for jQuery (even if the doco is a little hard to follow) and I’m a big fan of Client Side Templating as it minimises the amount of markup transmitted from server to client. Have a read of Encosia’s articles on the topic and I’m sure you’ll be converted too!

March 5, 2010

Microsoft release app for Android – Tag Reader

Filed under: android,technology — Craig Harvey @ 8:28 am
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So apparently Microsoft have released their first app for the Android platform, which is similar to their app for the iPhone – Tag (via Android Community). They’ve also released this same app for BlackBerry, Symbian and J2ME platforms.

Why would they do this? It’s not like their app is a better version of a bar code reader than existing apps available on either platforms. Some could argue that they wanted to get a feel for the experience of developing for that platform – maybe, but they wouldn’t have to necessarily reveal themselves as Microsoft to do that?

I say – it’s a conspiracy – the apps surely has some kind of mind read capability that reports your non-Microsoft thoughts back to their HQ. What else could it be?

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