jQuery & the Future of JS

How awesome is John Resig…seriously?

jQuery has been a go-to for me for a handful of years now as a UI designer…but will it continue to charge forward into the web future? It certainly seems that way…and as we watch Flash fading into obscurity in this new era, we are seeing a JavaScript dominance that shows no signs of stopping. Try it out if you haven’t before! It’s pretty easy to jump into: Code School – Try jQuery.

What about Vanilla JS? If you’ve used it in the past, you know it has it’s own idiosyncrasies. But it’s still holding it’s own; here’s a case study: Ditching jQuery for Vanilla JS.

I also recommend checking out CoffeeScript for some pre-processing cleanup for your JS. Some really cool stuff there.



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