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Speeding Up the Future: How jQuery Can Help

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October 2, 2011 12:30 PM

Boston, MA, USA

Boston, MA, USA

Most of us started using jQuery because it made the browser's APIs simpler, easier to use, and uniform across all browsers. Who wants to remember the Internet Explorer filter necessary to control opacity? Who wants to figure out obscure browser bugs in innerHTML? With a laser-focus on simplifying and streamlining the browser's APIs, jQuery took the world by storm, and ended up dominating the JavaScript library ecosystem. Now that the browsers have started moving again, there are new APIs that could use improvement. Today, most people can't make heads or tails of new CSS transformations, three different browser persistence solutions, or a slew of new events like support for touch. jQuery should embrace its mandate and do for the current generation of web technologies what it did for the last generation. In this talk, Yehuda will talk about problems in real applications that the latest in browser technologies can solve, and what jQuery can do to make them more accessible and easy to use for the wider web community.

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