by Daniel S
jQuery, one of the popular JavaScript libraries used today, is used to simplify HTML scripts. One feature of jQuery is the support of the use of plugins. RSS feeds, originally known as Really Simple Syndication is a family of web feeds formats used to publish up to date works or publishes. jQuery has a built in plugin for RSS feeds parsing, also known as jQRSS. Building a stateless jQuery function can be done in three simple steps: an anonymous wrapped function needs to be created, a new function property has to be added to the jQuery function (jQuery.fn), and lastly a functional logic needs to be implemented. Some of the benefits of using jQRSS is that it allows users to customize RSS feeds according preferences.

I choose this article because we are currently learning about the use of jQuery. In class, we learned to use the jQuery plugin for a slideshow, however, there are a lot more of different plugins that comes built into jQuery, thus making it an excellent choice to use in a web based, JavaScript environment. This article also appealed to me because I use RSS feeds to help me pass by the time at work faster.

Even though we briefly went over jQuery in class, mainly for the purpose of our Project 2 assignment, it is unfortunate that we couldn’t go more in depth with jQuery. It seems to me that there are a lot more functionality built into jQuery, and I wish that we had a little bit more time to cover the extensive of it.

Source: Petrova-Antonova, D. & Simov, R. (2011, June). jQRSS: a jQuery plugin for RSS and Atom feeds parsing. [Electronic Version]. CompSysTech ’11:¬†Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies.¬†http://0-delivery.acm.org.opac.library.csupomona.edu/10.1145/2030000/2023714/p641-petrova-antonova.pdf?ip=