T02 jQuery Fundamentals


9:15 am - 10:30 am

Robert Boedigheimer

Principal Systems Developer

Schwans Shared Services, LLC

jQuery provides a very productive environment for client side programming in JavaScript and is used by a majority of major web sites today.  It takes advantage of existing knowledge of CSS selector syntax to offer a powerful and efficient alternative to accessing elements.  The use of operation chaining and implicit iteration lead to a very compact and productive syntax.  The library is very lean at a mere 32K, yet provides a strong base and a great extensibility model which has led to a large number of plugin extensions to simplify web development.  The session will review how to use the library for very useful features while avoiding browser inconsistencies, and making AJAX calls to the server.  Several plug ins will be demonstrated which provide stunning client experiences with as little as 1 line of code!  Learn how JQuery greatly simplifies client side development.

You will learn:

  • Discover many extremely useful jQuery plugins to give rich user experiences with very little code
  • Avoid browser inconsistencies by using the jQuery core library
  • Leverage Ajax calls to server APIs for better performance and user experience