The State of jQuery
by John Resig
The jQuery Source
by Paul Irish
In this session, Paul Irish opens the jQuery source and runs through how the jQuery object works, covering self-executing anonymous functions as a global abatement technique, several interesting jQuery methods, internal jQuery paradigms, hiddenhancements, plugin architecture, and the evented model of application design.
by Rebecca Murphey
The magic of jQuery’s CSS-based selection makes it easy to think about
our code in terms of the DOM, and sometimes that approach is exactly
Other times, though, what we’re trying to accomplish is only
tangentially related to our nodes, and opting for an approach where we
think in terms of functionality — not how that functionality is
manifested on our page — can pay big dividends in terms of
In this talk, we look at a small sample application
where the DOM takes a back seat to functionality-focused modules, and
see how the approach can change the way we write and organize our
jQuery & Performance Script Loading
by Kyle Simpson
& James Burke
Kyle Simpson, creator of LABjs, and James Burke, creator of RequireJS, will team up to cover asynchronous script loading and dependency management in-depth, hoping to dispel misconceptions and myths about this complicated topic, providing you with practical knowledge and techniques. We'll explain the different features of LABjs and RequireJS, respectively, and help compare and contrast their strengths and weaknesses for various use cases.
From simple client-side loading of jQuery and plugins to a complete build-time dependency management solution on your server, this talk will give you rock-solid script loading approaches you can implement immediately in your own jQuery projects.
by Ben Alman
One of the benefits of jQuery is the ability to write external plugins.
In this live-coding session, Ben explains how, with just a little
thought and effort around generalization, parameterization and
organization, you can convert your "just get the job done" jQuery code
into a legitimate, reusable, modular jQuery plugin.
Fixing These jQuery
by Adam J. Sontag
jQuery's Best Friends
by Alex Sexton
Alex Sexton wants to help you make your application as super-sweet as possible.
He thinks that jQuery is an excellent tool for a good chunk of your common front-end needs. He thinks
the jQuery plugin ecosystem is super-handy at times as well, but knows that
you often wonder "what are the most handy tools that I should be using
His talk is about the tools that fill in the biggest gaps
and fit in the nicest with jQuery. He'll discuss templating, dependency
management, progressive enhancement and other areas that jQuery could use a
He'll also cover practical paths for structuring and
implementing these third-party solutions in your app.
by Rey Bango
Server-side Templating engines have been commonplace for years and now
they're making their way to the client-side.
Why keep building dynamic
the maintainable models provided by client-side templating engines?
In this presentation, Rey shows you a new way to produce easily
Official jQuery Templating plugin.