To get started with jQuery you should have the following installed in your system:
- Visual Studio 2008
- Visual Studio 2008 SP1
- jQuery Library
- Visual Studio 2008 jQuery Plug-in
Alternatively, you can simply download and use Visual Studio 2010 as it comes with in-built support for jQuery. If you have Visual Studio 2010 in your system, you would the jQuery library with it by default.
Before we delve deep into using the jQuery Globalization plugin, let's take a quick tour of jQuery and understand why it is so useful.
What Is jQuery?
The jQuery Globalization Plugin adds globalization support to your Web application. In the sections that follow, we will take a look at what this plugin is all about and how we get started using it.
The jQuery Globalization Plugin -- What Is It?
Before we get started using the jQuery Globalization plug-in, the first thing that would come to our mind is, what is globalization and why is it needed, right? Localization and Globalization are two important concepts related to Web programming. While the former relates to adapting the application to suit different locales, the latter relates to identifying and changing the specific areas of your application so as to enable it to work for different locales. You have built-in support for globalization and localization in Microsoft .NET Framework through the System.Globalization, System.Resources, and System.Threading namespaces.
Note that the jQuery Globalization plugin is distributed under the same license as the core jQuery library, so, you can be safe to use it and play with it. You can download a copy of the jQuery Globalization Plug-in from GitHub.