Microsoft and Nokia have announced plans to bundle jQuery on their platforms, Microsoft adopting it initially within Visual Studio for use within Microsoft’s ASP.NET AJAX framework and ASP.NET MVC Framework while Nokia has integrated it into their Web Run-Time widget development platform.
JQuery contains the following features:
DOM element selections using the cross-browser open source selector engine Sizzle, a spin-off out of the jQuery project
DOM traversal and modification (including support for CSS 1-3)
Effects and animations
Extensibility through plug-ins
Utilities – such as browser version and the each function.