Cooking with jQuery

Mike Hostetler (appendTo), Jonathan Sharp (appendTo LLC.)
Location: Portland 251
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Presentation: Cooking with jQuery Presentation [PDF]
Average rating: ***..
(3.03, 30 ratings)

This will be a hands-on session, with multiple presenters. We’ll take attendees from jQuery beginnings to capably and efficiently using jQuery in everyday web development. We will cover the jQuery selector engine, events, Ajax and a variety of other popular jQuery topics identifying best practices and common jQuery mistakes along the way.

Attendees will be expected to have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS, and it will be helpful if they have at least dabbled a bit in JavaScript. A laptop would be helpful (but not required) for following along with interactive demonstrations and examples.

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Mike Hostetler


Mike Hostetler is an inventor, entrepreneur, programmer and proud father. Having worked with web technologies since the mid 1990’s, Mike has had extensive experience developing web applications with PHP and JavaScript. Currently, Mike works as the CEO of appendTo, LLC, the jQuery Company, based in Denver, Colorado. Heavily involved in Open Source, Mike is a member of the jQuery Core team, leads the QCubed PHP5 Framework project, and participates in the Drupal project. When not in front of a computer, Mike enjoys hiking, fly-fishing, snowboarding and spending time with his family.

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Jonathan Sharp

appendTo LLC.

Jonathan started developing for the web as early as 1996. Jonathan co-founded appendTo and serves in a COO role as well as delivers on-site training for clients. A former jQuery Board member, Jonathan is a developer at heart and has a passion for well architected solutions, API’s and the importance of workflow and team dynamics in software development.

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Mark Nutter
07/20/2010 9:48am PDT

Gotta add, the mockjax stuff is way cool.

Mark Nutter
07/20/2010 9:43am PDT

Pretty good up to about 4:00, then it slowed way down. Last hour spent watching a bunch of typing? Would have been better with pre-packaged examples and/or more Q&A. On the plus side I am coming away with some very practical ideas for improving our JS, well worth the tutorial time.

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