The New Face of JQuery

by Monica G
With the world of technology constantly changing around us, it has become somewhat of a norm for updates to occur regularly. So it is only suitable that almost a year ago, JQuery made a new addition to its family tree, JQuery version 1.6. This new version was created to speed up the “JavaScript- rendered websites.” Some of these revisions are the way JQuery handles HTML attributes, creating a clear distinction between the attributes on HTML tags and the properties document object model (DOM). Instead of mixing the two together inside a method, two new methods were made to help directly manipulate properties, “.prop (), and .removeProp ().” Another method that was re-touched was the .data () method, in order to be able to handle events like when the user clicks on a link. Also JQuery would now be able to have one single timing schedule for multiple animations at the same time. These are just some of the changes that the development team did, so we now can enjoy better overall performance.

This is relevant to class discussion because we have been talking about JavaScript and it is always nice to know the developments of it, especially if we can enjoy them now. And as the article clearly states JavaScript has become one the most widely used and accepted languages. Plus, JQuery is popping more and more on different company and user websites. Therefore it is important for us to be able to view and understand the functionality of it all.

There was plenty of interesting facts to absorb from this article, and I especially liked the fact that author clearly informed the reader that the team was not stopping now, and they would be working on a version 1.7. It is always nice to see how what we learn in class applies to the real world, especially when it has to do with technology. That way you can understand it better and apply it to something tangible.

Citation: Jackson, J. (2011, May 3). New JQuery Boosts Web Site Speeds. Retrieved Febraury 11, 2012, from PCWorld: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/227035/new_jquery_boosts_web_site_speeds.html

 

5 thoughts on “The New Face of JQuery”

  1. Patches are both a gift and a curse. I like that software developers are able to make improvements and bug fixes.. but I hate the feeling of being in a constant beta, where the company puts out a product that is not as optimized as it should be. It feels like I am using "the best they have right now" rather than a perfected piece of software.

  2. i think its funny when you say that frequent updates are expected. its very true, everything is updating very quickly nowadays. i updated all my apps a couple weeks ago and in the next two days i had another 8 updates pending. but its good to see that we are constantly improving. and jquery is not going to desist but keep pushing ahead to give users the best experience they can.

  3. Well from my experiences in other classes, the common theme in software development cycle is. You can never have a perfect piece of software. This is nearly impossible to achieve because the way we test our software, is done through small to mid size testing. And you can never, ever test every possible out come. Even if you could test every outcome there is still the chance that you might have missed something having to deal with a bad computer. So having said that I think it's great that they continue to release patches and software updates.

  4. Well from my experiences in other classes, the common theme in software development cycle is. You can never have a perfect piece of software. This is nearly impossible to achieve because the way we test our software, is done through small to mid size testing. And you can never, ever test every possible out come. Even if you could test every outcome there is still the chance that you might have missed something having to deal with a bad computer. So having said that I think it's great that they continue to release patches and software updates.

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