jQuery as an organization

I got interested in jquery because I saw that Drupal had officially adopted it as their drop-in javascript library. Drupal is at the forefront of the open-source CMS world, and I've got a lot of respect for their design decisions and their community.

So when I needed a javascript/ajax library at work for a little project I was working on, I looked into jquery and started using it for it. So far I'm very impressed, though truth be told I'm a total noob to javascript. It's essentially a library that alters the way javascript interacts with the DOM, along with some advanced functions like map and grep.

I do see a couple problems with jquery as an "organization" however:

* Mail list as the primary method of communication: I mean, come on! Forums are by far superior to this.
* Fragmented plugins: We need a centralized plugin repository.
* Better documentation: Don't get me wrong. Visual jQuery is very nice as an api reference, but I'd like to see more complete examples and sample usage.

Honestly, we just need to port the website over to a Drupal platform and be done with it. isn't a bad idea, and it's a great example of trying to "do it right" without usurping authority. jQuery has hit the big time now (it will get much larger as Drupal 5 comes out) and it's time to lay the framework to accommodate that growth.

Jquery en langue Française

Difficile de trouver les explications ainsi que des exemples en français.
Je démarre le projet ici et je vous tiens au courant en souhaitant trouver de nombreux pationnés
qui sauront promouvoir Jquery in French!.

The initiative

Yesterday saw the launch of this site, and I'm chuffed to see quite a few people have signed up already. Hopefully everyone can start to contribute.

The first of my tasks is to start configuring the site with Organic Groups. This will allow groups of developers to work together on different initiatives such as tutorials, plugins, site tours and anything else that takes their fancy. is an excellent example of this.

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