Archive for December 4th, 2012

Host jQuery at Google (with Intellisense support)

tp_vol3_007 While reviewing my RSS feed this morning, I found this article:

3 reasons why you should let Google host jQuery for you | Encosia

I had no idea!

The three reasons are:

  1. Decreased Latency
    Google will serve the data from the closest server
  2. Increased Parallelism
    More threads are available to download content specific to your application instead of downloading this common library.
  3. Better caching
    They may already have the library on their computer.

Here is the code you should be using to include jQuery in your application to use the Content Delivery Network at Google:

    <script type="text/javascript"
    src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.2.6/jquery.min.js">
    </script>

The one issue you may have to deal with is that if you are using the intellisense files for Visual Studio, you will need to find some alternate method.  Here’s one:

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