Esri support for Dojo over jQuery...

Discussion created by wilbev on Dec 15, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 10, 2015 by jacobsj
It seems clear that since the Esri JS API was released that Esri has showed a strong favoritism towards Dojo for some reason and I'm sure they have had their reason for this.  However, I think it's become clear in the last 1-2 years that jQuery is the premier JavaScript framework.  In fact, this looks to be Esri's focus in the JS mobile space with jQuery mobile.  It would certainly be nice if we could use the same framework for both desktop web and mobile without feeling like we lose a bunch of extra support and widgets that Esri provides when using the Dojo framework.  Secondly, we would not have to include both libraries. 

So my question:  Is Esri going to begin to show more support for jQuery where we can completely utilize only that framework?  Do others agree with this direction?