Tag: jQuery

You Might Not Need jQuery

The JavaScript world is, for the most part, kind of weird. It’s been around for a really long time, but comparatively it’s only been “accepted” in recent years. I was at an event not long ago, chatting with a gentleman who left for South Africa five years ago, leaving behind a career in computer science […]

Posted: January 30, 2014

Native equivalents of jQuery functions

It’s all too easy to blur the line between jQuery and native JavaScript, but it’s important to keep in mind that JavaScript is undergoing massive change year-to-year. A ton of really exciting stuff is going on, and I’d be willing to bet that the days of “needing” jQuery to build your app (and even some […]

Posted: July 02, 2013

The Magic of the jQuery 1.9 Source Map

We got a look at Source Maps some time ago, and they still feel like magic. At that time though there really wasn’t much to test it on unless you set it up yourself. As of jQuery 1.9, though, we’ve all got something to play around with. Elijah Manor gives an awesome walkthrough of checking […]

Posted: January 17, 2013

jQuery Plugin Registry

This is a good day. The jQuery Plugin Registry is here! The jQuery family of websites has been undergoing a major overhaul and things are coming along great. The Registry, though, is a huge improvement over the old way of browsing jQuery Plugins.

Posted: January 17, 2013

The State of jQuery 2013

I sometimes fear that jQuery gets taken for granted. It’s become so ingrained in so much of what we do it’s easy to forget just how much legwork it’s actually doing. With that comes a nice update to the State of jQuery. Quite a bit has happened not only to the code base but to […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

A Deeper Dive into jQuery Mobile

It seems to me like jQuery Mobile doesn’t get enough love. The project has been around since it first became feasible and the codebase is pretty inspirational. In my experience though, I’m just not seeing it implemented as much as you think it might be. If you’ve been on the fringes waiting to get into […]

Posted: January 11, 2013

jQuery Mobile Book: Third Edition

jQuery Mobile Book: Master Mobile Web Apps with jQuery Mobile | The Elated Store. We all love jQuery, we love jQuery a lot. Are you familiar with the jQuery Mobile project? It’s: A unified, HTML5-based user interface system for all popular mobile device platforms, built on the rock-solid jQuery and jQuery UI foundation. Its lightweight […]

Posted: November 21, 2012

jQuery – The Little Things

jQuery – The Little Things | Rodney Rehm. This is a fantastic little walkthrough outlining a number of quirks of jQuery that are important to keep in mind as you become more familiar with the library. I really like the tone and style of this article and it does a great job of getting the […]

Posted: October 16, 2012

Mocking jQuery AJAX with AmplifyJS Request

Web Dev .NET: Mocking jQuery AJAX with AmplifyJS Request. The timeline of a recent project involved parallel development of a feature I was working on and the API I was to work with. Under normal circumstances this would have required my waiting for the API to be complete before I was able to fully do […]

Posted: October 16, 2012

The Difference Between jQuery’s .bind(), .live(), and .delegate()

The Difference Between jQuery’s .bind(), .live(), and .delegate() – Alfa Jango Blog. Event management is a major aspect of writing JavaScript, and it’s often a foundational philosophy of any JavaScript library. Understanding the implementation of the library is supremely important and this article has proven to be one of the de-facto explanations of how jQuery […]

Posted: October 16, 2012