jQuery Community Updates For November 24th 2010
Welcome to another action-packed jQuery Community Update. This week we had so much to announce that we decided to publish two separate posts – one will be released today and the other will follow later in the week, so please stay tuned.
Today’s edition will cover updates from the jQuery team, important announcements and a new spotlight section where we highlight some of the jQuery articles that we think you’d find useful. Let’s dive right in.
We would also like to thank Packt Publishing for the award itself. We’ll be using this prize to further the development of the jQuery Project.
Adobe Embraces jQuery
You may have heard that jQuery creator John Resig was at Adobe MAX last month to help announce that Adobe is embracing jQuery in a few of it’s applications. One of the exciting developments that were announced included jQuery Mobile support from inside Dreamweaver and also that Adobe would be using jQuery as the basis of for the animations generated using their Edge tool.
New jQuery UI and Mobile Releases For November
In case you missed it, jQuery 1.8.6 was released earlier this month. Along with official support for jQuery 1.4.3, this update included bug fixes and enhancements for jQuery UI Core, the Widget Factory, the Mouse widget and the Position utility as well as the Accordion, Autocomplete, Button, Datepicker, Dialog, Progressbar, and Tabs widgets and you should definitely check it out. For more about this release check out the following link:
We’re also happy to announce that a second alpha release of the jQuery Mobile project was also released this month. This release included a number of bug fixes and enhancements to the original jQuery Mobile Alpha 1 release. Read more about this new release below:
jQuery 1.4.4 Now On The Google CDN
If you prefer linking to jQuery on Google’s CDN you’ll be pleased to know that jQuery 1.4.4 can now also be accessed on their servers. If you would like to link to this you can either use:
Upcoming jQuery Training Events
Group training is a great way to improve your jQuery skills and Ben Alman over at Bocoup would like to make an announcement about upcoming events they’ll be holding soon:
“Bocoup is once again offering our 3-Day Comprehensive jQuery Training. Sessions will be held at The Bocoup Loft in Boston, and 10% of profits will go directly to the jQuery Foundation. We’ve just posted dates for Q1 2011, so be sure to sign up now since class sizes are limited.”
Wednesday – Friday, January 5th – 7th, 2011
Wednesday – Friday, March 2nd – 4th, 2011
jQuery Podcast Episodes 38 & 39 With John Resig, Creator Of jQuery
We have two new episodes of the Official jQuery Podcast for you this week – episodes 38 and 39 feature jQuery creator John Resig and you can stream them online or download them via the links below:
Episode 38 – jQuery 1.4.3 http://podcast.jquery.com/2010/10/29/episode-38-jquery-1-4-3/
Episode 39 – jQuery Mobile http://podcast.jquery.com/2010/11/10/jquery-mobile/
CSS Hook Extensibility in jQuery 1.4.3+
cssHooks allow you to “hook” in to how jQuery gets and sets css properties. This means that you have the ability to create a cssHook to help normalize differences between browsers, or to add some missing functionality from the stock jQuery.fn.css(). David Petersen’s fantastic article on cssHooks caught our attention and we think it could come in useful in your projects.
VisualStudio VSdocs are now available for jQuery 1.4.3 & 1.4.4
Intellisense can be quite an important feature for Visual Studio 2010 developers and as VSdocs for jQuery 1.4.3, 1.4.4 and Mobile are quite commonly requested, we wanted to remind you that these can be downloaded at the following link, courtesy of appendTo().