Crash Course in jQuery

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