March 9-11, 2011
Montreal, Canada

Fast and efficient: jQuery Plugin Development

jQuery is one of the global players in the world of JavaScript frameworks. It's
small. It's fast. It's concise. It changes the way you write JavaScript. But
how does this library accomplish all this?

Its developers concentrate on the main aspects of any JavaScript application:
Document traversing, document manipulation, event handling, animation and AJAX
interactions. Only these components are part of the core library. Everything
else needs to be added using so called plugins.

Whole applications can be built creating and combining plugins to bring into
being a fully featured user experience.

In this session I will give a short overview about the different possible plugin
types, before presenting the most common ones in detail. During the talk a reusable
base structure will be created which can be easily adapted to any personal
developmental needs. This skeleton will allow you to start writing your own
jQuery extensions in no time.

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Jakob Westhoff

Qafoo GmbH

Jakob Westhoff is an active PHP developer for more than nine years. He is a freelancing webdeveloper and author. His personal interests mainly lie within the development of interactive Web2.0-applications as well as JavaScript-frameworks. He is Co-Founder and regular member of the PHP usergroup Dortmund. In his freetime he is a contributer to numerous open source projects. Jakob is about to finish his information science studies at the TU Dortmund.

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