Yes, it’s been a while since my last blog post… Partly this is due to other work, and partly it’s because my community efforts lately have increasingly focused on open source projects.
Version 1.1.0 is a significant release that adds (compared to 1.05):
- Various syntax improvements and simplifications (chained assignments, finding model functions automatically, new utility methods requested on the project forum)
- Support for the newest version of jquery.tmpl template engine (supposedly, this will be be integrated into the core of jQuery 1.5)
- Smaller download size (via a new minification technique)
- IE 9 beta support, plus various compatibility fixes for IE 6 in obscure situations
- Full documentation (link)
- Whole new project website with easier-to-read live examples
It supports all mainstream browsers (IE 6+, Firefox 2+, Chrome, Safari (Win/Mac/iPhone), Opera). By now it’s been used by many developers in a range of projects, so I’m pretty confident it stands up to real-world situations.
Obviously this blog post has something of a marketing edge to it so you’ll want to form your own judgements. But personally I think that if you’re creating any nontrivial dynamic UI on the web, there’s a lot of benefit in structuring it nicely with a clear view model like KO helps you to do.
Feedback and questions
If you have questions about how to use Knockout, please post on the project forum, not on this blog. That helps to keep things organised. Thanks!
If you have general comments or feedback (not support requests) then please go ahead and put a comment on this blog post.