The jQuery team has a new release, jQuery 1.1.3. The main features are:
- Improved speeds, with DOM traversal over 800% faster than in 1.1.2
- A re-written event system, with more graceful handling of keyboard events
- A re-written effects system (with an accompanying fx test suite), featuring faster execution and better cross-platform support
- New selectors: Unicode, Escape, Inequality, and more
- Animation Improvements: You can run more simultaneous animations without incurring any speed hits
- $(”div”).is(”:visible, :first”)
Today, we’re also pleased to announce a secret project that we’ve been working on: jQuery UI. This project, being written by Paul Bakaus, is a whole new Drag & Drop library being developed from the ground up with speed and extensibility taken into consideration. Additionally, great care is being taken to have the code be fully documented and tested — allowing many other developers to use and help extend it.
This library will contain full code for Draggables, Droppables, Sortables, Resizables, and a Slider.
NOTE: At the San Francisco Ajax Experience, John Resig will be giving an introductory overview to jQuery followed by an advanced jQuery talk. Glen Lipka will be giving a talk on designing with jQuery.