jQuery is a lightweight JavaScript library that emphasizes interaction between JavaScript and HTML. It was released in January 2006 at BarCamp NYC by John Resig.

Dual-licensed under the MIT License and the GNU General Public License, jQuery is free, open source software.

Both Microsoft and Nokia have announced plans to bundle jQuery on their platforms,[1] Microsoft adopting it initially within Visual Studio[2] for use within Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX framework and ASP.NET MVC Framework whilst Nokia will integrate it into their Web Run-Time platform.

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