jQuery Secrets with Dave Ward

Dave Ward specializes in writing about ASP.NET, jQuery and ASP.NET AJAX. He is a contributing author to ASP.NET Ajax in Action, Second Edition from Manning, Nerd Dinner’s JavaScript secret weapon, listed on the Programming homepage of Alltop and newly inducted ASP Insider.

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What is jQuery?

The jQuery movement is seemingly everywhere, but if you still remain curious what jQuery is, Rick Strahl has an excellent introduction to library here: An Introduction to jQuery.

The jQuery Wikipedia page tells us that jQuery contains the following features:

  • DOM element selections using the cross-browser open source selector engine Sizzle, a spin-off out of jQuery project
  • DOM traversal and modification (including support for CSS 1-3 and basic XPath)
  • Events
  • CSS manipulation
  • Effects and animations
  • Ajax
  • Extensibility
  • Utilities - such as browser version and the each function.
  • JavaScript Plugins

Dave’s jQuery Tips for Web Developers

Other Resources Mentioned in the Show

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