JQuery

Programming Language of the Future {6}

by Rudy P
The article I chose to blog about this week is titled, “Is Javascript the Future of Programming?” by Dani Fankhauser of Mashable Tech. JavaScript, “first created by Brendan Eich at Netscape in 1995” (Fankhauser). It was initially not taken by developers as a serious server side languages, such as Java, Python, or Ruby. However, over the years JavaScript has become more prolific and more widely used, and can even be used as a server side language with a framework  called Node.js.         Node.js is an “asynchronous, which makes it highly scalable and a great fit for all the big data out there”(Fankhauser). JavaScript is the only client side language, and runs directly in the browser gives it an edge over other languages.  JavaScript is now one of the preferred  ways of developing applications for Windows 8, Klout, Storify and Yammer because of its ability to be a front and back end language. This and the array of tools at its disposal such as Node.js, jQuery (a library), JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) and MongoDB, give JavaScript a very bright future to be a top language for both the front and back end of applications. read more...

jQuery… Huh? {Comments Off on jQuery… Huh?}

by Evin C
What truly is jQuery? We hear this term being thrown around in our discussions quite a bit, but do we truly understand it? The article I have chosen this week will expalin just that; “It’s a powerful set of JavaScript libraries for selecting elements and then operating on them using a CSS-like syntax. Basically, it allows you to use JavaScript at a macro level so that you don’t have to do all the microcoding. This makes it significantly easier to use.” Now that being said, to have a foundation for jQuery, you do need to be quite comfortable in using HTML and CSS to properly take advantage of the uses jQuery has. read more...

JQuery its 6th year on the web {1}

by Bernard T
The articles I read had to do with how Ajax, through JQuery has been changing user experiences by offering responsiveness beyond what was only seen on most desktop machines. Before Ajax came along, it took numerous lines of JavaScript code to do what a few lines of JQuery can do. Ajax has been used by popular online companies like Google who uses it for applications such as Gmail and GoogleDocs just to name a few, JQuery offers a fast and lightweight structure that helps make it easier for the user to add amazing content to their site. According to the article, which showed examples of how jQuery handled JavaScript animations along with other capabilities, its latest incarnation “boasts some impressive speed gains and represents a ground up refactoring of much of much of JQuery’s underlying code.” This meant that this new version would be faster across different platforms and reduces much of the un-needed repetitiveness of JQuery’s internal functions. New functions also include support for some of HTML5’s abilities to test for certain rendering engines and per-property easing in animations. read more...

Speed boost! JQuery style. {3}

by Quoc L
The release of JQuery version 1.6 is a benefited to the web community. As the most popular JavaScript library, it will greatly impact a lot of user. This new update improve its HTML handling, variable definition,  methods and events handlers. With these improvement  in JQuery, website can will gain a slight speed boost.  Improvement can help website develop a feature rick site which more visitor would be interest in. read more...

JQuery Rewrite For Mobile Platform {1}

by Toan T
This article pretty much talks about how a company known as appMobi that create development tool and services for HTML5 is rewriting JQuery for mobile platform. The company has already written their own JQuery app for desktop environment which was made to be HTML5 optimized. Recently, they wanted to rewrite their JQuery framework to make more even more optimized for mobile platform. The framework is known as jQ.Mobi, it is over twice as fast as desktop JQuery but is much smaller in size. JQuery has already been used on over 50 percent of all desktop websites. So by doing this, they will be able to being high quality user experience that is identical to desktop environment to both iOS and Android platforms. read more...

HTML5: JQuery and Beyond {4}

by Davina V
The author of this article talks about expanding to many different other libraries apart from jQuery that may not be better but are different. Like the Yahoo User Interface Library, which was the first big, cross-browser open source toolsets; MooTools, which offers nice, browser-independent shorthand for manipulating arrays, divs and what not (Wayner, 2011). The author talks about newer libraries with interesting features such as pixel manipulation, mobile libraries, debugging tools, and much more. read more...

jQRSS {1}

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. read more...

JQuery Dominance in Websites {4}

by Robert L
JavaScript is a scripting language that allows Web authors to create dynamic pages that respond to user interaction. jQuery, built on top of JavaScript, can be used to create slide shows, drop-down menus, pop-ups and expandable/collapsible elements. jQuery has been the leading JavaScript library, by far, for a quite a while. read more...

Tips and Tricks for Interactive CSS/jQuery {4}

by Jamal A
The article I read talks about how easy it is now to create unique interactive websites than ever before with the help of CSS3 and JavaScript. There are five interactive techniques that were mentioned in this article: “Animated text effects”, “Animated images without GIFs”, “More engaging drop-down menus”, “Fancier slideshow navigation”, and” Animated icons”. To show how to animate text author used a line of code: “<span class=”extruded”>Extrude Me</span>”. According to the author, the interactive text effect is quick and impressive way to add some flare to a website. However, the author point out that with only a few lines of CSS3 codes, one can make the text appear to pop out of the page in three dimensions. However, while one can easily animate text with a few lines of code, animating an image usually requires animated GIFs or Flash or HTML5 video. However, author mentioned another way to create animations by creating a compelling illusion of animation using CSS alone. The trick is to use a transparent PNG with a background color. The color of the PNG should match the website’s background, so that all of the transparent areas in the PNG show up when filled with a background color. Thus, the PNG should contain the negative space of the image you want to display (i.e. the shape you want should be transparent, and everything else should be the same color as the background). Moving on, the author also mentioned that there is one common design problem that many web designers don’t realize when they are writing codes. The mistake is that they often contain a lot of items in a long single column. However, instead of presenting all of its items in a long single column, one can use a different approach called “Bohemia Design” which is a multi column dropdown approach. This approach not only looks great, but provides an opportunity to group the links and highlight the most important ones. read more...

The Connection Between JQuery and the Metro Theme {4}

by Jasmine C
The article I read this week discussed the Metro internal code created by Microsoft.  According to the author, the Microsoft Open Technologies has been able to make Metro available  to the JQuery mobile open source mobile interface, thus allowing mobile apps and websites the availability to have to look and feel of the Metro theme on the Windows Phone 7.5  O.S. that was otherwise limited to only native applications.  The article states that “JQuery is a touch-optimized framework leveraging HTML5 and the JQuery JavaScript library” (Krill).  The author says that the CSS and JavaScript Metro theme adapts to the theme already used in the Windows Phone and then applies styling to JQuery Mobile controls and in effect, mobile HTML5 websites are able to integrate the Metro-style theme. read more...