jQuery - check it out now!

A presentation for folks that are still using “plain JavaScript” and haven’t yet been able to check out jQuery.

Perhaps you’ve been stuck maintaining an older legacy app? Or got scared off by a bad explanation of jQuery someone gave you? Whatever the reason is, attendees of this talk will come away with a better understanding of how to start using jQuery in the applications.

Main takeaways include:

  • A quick primer on CSS selectors
  • A quick primer on anonymous functions
  • How to install and start using jQuery
  • Loops
  • Event handling and chaining Animation
  • Using Ajax Installing plug-ins
  • Integrating jQuery and ColdFusion
  • Pros and cons
  • Other references



Nolan Erck

Nolan Erck has been developing software for 19 years. Starting in the video game industry working on titles for Maxis and LucasArts, then advancing to web development in 1999, his list of credits includes Grim Fandango, StarWars Rogue Squadron, SimPark, SimSafari as well as high-traffic websites for clients. Nolan manages the SacInteractive User Group, teaches classes on aspects of software development, and regularly gives presentations at conferences and user groups across the country.