Scott Guthrie: “A big part of the appeal of jQuery is that it allows you to elegantly (and efficiently) find and manipulate HTML elements with minimum lines of code. jQuery supports this via a nice ‘selector’ API that allows developers to query for HTML elements, and then apply ‘commands’ to them.” The news is out: “jQuery to ship with Visual Studio.” PDC 2008 videos like “ASP.NET and JQuery” (Stephen Walther) and “ASP.NET AJAX Futures” (Bertrand Le Roy) show me that Microsoft needs a technology like jQuery for its JSON-centric AJAX scenario.
“Opera study: only 4.13% of the web is standards-compliant”
Ryan Paul: “The study found that Adobe Flash is used on roughly 35 percent of all web sites. Flash is most popular in China, where it was found on 67 percent of the web sites analyzed by MAMA, and it was least popular in Denmark, where it is used on 25 percent of web sites.” Wow. 35% is rather low for my expectations.