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jQuery: What the web needs

Posted in coding, research by Brittany on January 29, 2010

According to the official website, jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.

For the” I-want-it-now” phase in technology, I believe jQuery is the ultimate answer in advancing the idea of what a web page can accomplish in a matter of seconds. There are some developers that look to Twitter as a major step in revolutionizing the way we can do web design and development. Interestingly enough, a lot of jQuery tutorials boast being “Twitter-like.” Here are some links to handy tutorials:

The real beauty of this language is that it can be adapted to any framework that’s out there. Jigniter is a cleverly-titled website that provides information on combining CodeIgniter with jQuery. Along with tutorials, they have a nice list of recommended books to read for those who want to have a break from the computer. As of this post, I’m unaware of any other websites that are completely dedicated to one framework/CMS and jQuery integration.

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  1. callibeth said, on January 31, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I’ve been working with jQuery lately. What I like about it is that it’s intuitive for those who are familiar with CSS. While with JavaScript you can target all the

  2. tags in a particular
    by going through the looping process of gathering them all together in a new Array(); jQuery makes the array for you with one line of code, using the jQuery wrapper. I find it much easier (although none of this is *easy* for me) to read through someone’s jQuery code than it is to read through someone’s JavaScript code for that reason.
    Some more links:
    http://sixrevisions.com/javascript/getting-started-with-jquery/
    http://www.noupe.com/jquery/50-amazing-jquery-examples-part1.html
    http://labs.impulsestudios.ca/jquery-cheat-sheet
  • Brittany said, on February 13, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Here is a cute script for timestamps!

    http://tpgblog.com/2010/02/01/jquery-cutetime-1-1/


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