3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 4, 2008 9:47 AM by Newsgroup_User

    What's the relationship between jQuery and Adobe

    Paevo Kelley Level 2
      I don't understand why the jQuery widgets are free; what's the relation between them and DWCS4?
        • 1. Re: What's the relationship between jQuery and Adobe
          Level 7
          None. JQuery is open source.

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          "Paevo Kelley" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:gepta1$f1a$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          >I don't understand why the jQuery widgets are free; what's the relation
          >between them and DWCS4?

          • 2. Re: What's the relationship between jQuery and Adobe
            Level 7
            "Paevo Kelley" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:gepta1$f1a$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            >I don't understand why the jQuery widgets are free; what's the relation
            >between them and DWCS4?

            JQuery is open source, the author makes his money writing books about it, or
            speaking about it, but not actually selling it. JQuery is a very good
            script, though you do have to know a bit of JavaScript, CSS and markup to
            get the most out of it.


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            • 3. Re: What's the relationship between jQuery and Adobe
              Level 7
              > I don't understand why the jQuery widgets are free; what's the relation
              > between them and DWCS4?

              DW is a commercial software product that allows you to create web sites by
              editing text files such as HTML, CSS, and JS.

              jQuery is an open source javascript library.

              The relation ship is that you can download the jQuery files and add them to
              the other files in your site and use that javascript. There's nothing native
              to the DW UI that enables that, but you can certainly use any code you want
              within the code view of your application.

              In terms of a relationship with the jQuery dev team and Adobe corporate, I
              don't think there is one.

              That said, the jQuery team *has* made a relationship with Microsoft to help
              Microsoft bundle jQuery with Visual Studio and interact natively with
              asp.net controls:

              http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/09/28/jquery-and-microsoft.aspx

              So, perhaps there are talks underway to develop a similar relationship with
              Adobe.

              Now, there are js libraries that do have close relationships with specific
              application frameworks. For instance, the delicious .js library is closely
              related to the RoR dev framework. They are separate, but have lots of
              built-in ways to talk to each other directly. The Adobe analogy would likely
              be DW as the 'framwork' (admittedly, I'm stretching the concept there) and
              Spry would be the js library that integrates with it.

              -Darrel