It’s official: jQuery wins!
In case you haven’t read the annoucement on the jQuery blog, jQuery has been choosen as the official framework for ASP.Net.
This is major. With Microsoft now fully behind jQuery and putting it into Visual Studio, this will only make the framework more accepted and gain more ground.
Also Microsoft will not get any special treatment from the core team (thank god). Usually when a big player like Microsoft adopts something, their influence chooses the path the project takes.
The best part has to be that since ASP.Net has such a huge development base, this will only make finding bugs and improving the framework that much easier. Not to mention the slew of plugins that will come out from some the awesom talent that the community holds.