<anglebrackets /> Fall 2014 Conference04 Aug 2014
I’m excited to be on the speaker line-up for the
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I’m honored to be speaking alongside a top notch group of seasoned speakers such as Scott Hanselman, John Papa, Scott Guthrie, Lara Swanson, Dan Wahlin, Douglas Crockford, Todd Anglin, and much more.
NOTE: Registering for one event also gets you into the other event. They take place at the same time and place.
This year I’ll be giving the following 3 presenations.
Grunt Your Way to Front-End Automation
As we discuss these strategies we will look at various libraries that conform to these guidelines and examine why they are successful, why they continue to be active, and why you should consider using them in your projects.
The Case for jQuery
Many of us started using jQuery because it ironed out many cross-browser issues, it was easy to use, and had a consistent API. However, web browsers these days continue to get better and are following web standards much more closely.
Do we still need jQuery? Has it become a crutch? Can we get away with dropping jQuery as a dependency and use native browser APIs instead? In this session we will explain when it is appropriate to use jQuery and when you might be able to go without it. We will also briefly discuss why jQuery is a good idea and why you may not dismiss its value.
If you decide to use jQuery then we will look at how you can make a custom build that only includes the parts you need. For the majority of this session we will be looking at common jQuery snippets and show how to convert them either using native browser APIs or utilizing popular micro-libraries. We will look at the feature parity between the two the good, bad, and the uglify.