FLOSS Weekly

Feb 7th 2009

FLOSS Weekly 55

jQuery

jQuery, a lightweight JavaScript library emphasizing JavaScript and HTML interaction.
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Guests: John Resig
Category: News

jQuery, a lightweight JavaScript library emphasizing JavaScript and HTML interaction.

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John Resig is the creator, project lead and the head of the development team of the jQuery JavaScript library, released in January, 2006. For Resig's day job he works as a JavaScript Evangelist for the Mozilla Corporation, where he does JavaScript testing, performance analysis, speaking, and writing. He's also the author of a number of other projects, including:

  • Sizzle: A cross-browser, standalone, JavaScript library for implementing CSS selector DOM selection in JavaScript, which is in the process of being integrated into jQuery, Prototype, Sizzle, YUI, and MochiKIt.
  • Processing.js: A port of the Processing visualization language to JavaScript (running in an HTML 5 canvas element).

Resig also speaks on the Open Web Podcast with Dion Almaer and Alex Russel, where they discuss web standards, JavaScript, and browsers. He's the author of the book "Pro JavaScript Techniques" and is working on his second book: "Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja" (due out in 2009).

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