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I don’t know why, but this just makes me optimistic about humanity

From Ajaxian.  Two competing JavaScript libraries have learned to peacefully share the “$” function.  That’d be a great Sesame Street skit if anybody but geeky developers understood the reference.

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Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at http://codebetter.com/jeremymiller.
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  • http://community.hdri.net/blogs/chads_blog cmyers

    Josh: Yep, caused me some pain, but was worth it.

    They have $get() for document.getElementById() and $find() for finding a behavior by ID (behavior is a ASP.NET AJAX concept)

  • http://flimflan.com/blog Joshua Flanagan

    I remember reading that the ASP.NET AJAX library also made a change before release so it could peacefully co-exist with other libraries like Prototype. I think they renamed the $ function to $get.

  • http://www.chadmyers.com/Blog cmyers

    The bar is pretty low in I.T., sadly. I get discouraged about it a lot, but then I try to do some home repair and I walk down the plumbing fixtures isle at Home Depot and I realize that IT isn’t really all that screwed up.