Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes Podcast 126 - Chat with John Resig, Creator of jQuery

August 15, '08 Comments [9] Posted in ASP.NET | Javascript | Podcast
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image My one-hundred-and-twenty-sixth podcast is up. I got to talk to John Resig the creator of jQuery. We talk about about how he developed jQuery, how it performs, and where he thinks it's headed.

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Friday, August 15, 2008 10:37:01 PM UTC
Ok consider me sold.I'm giving jQuery a try :D

Also it looks like you had a moment of "revelation" during the show when you said that if you make something very plug able it will be very successful. Maybe MVC will be it :D Although I think it kind'a already is.

Thanks again!
Mihai
Friday, August 15, 2008 10:41:02 PM UTC
Hello Scott,
I have been keeping an eye of jQuery from last few months. But it would be great that ASP.NET will embrace jQuery is a really easy way as do with providers. Please make some very small tutorials ( Video will be best, along with tutorials ) So that we all can produce great applications with ASP.NET, AJAX 1.0 and jQuery.
Thank You,
Shail
Shail
Saturday, August 16, 2008 6:30:54 AM UTC
Firebug is the Web's REPL. :) I'm so glad to see John Resig get involved with that project. It's folks like John, Joe Hewitt, Doug Crockford, and of course Brendan that make JavaScript great. Thanks for the great interview, Scott!
Joe Chung
Saturday, August 16, 2008 7:07:12 PM UTC
Forgot how much I enjoyed these (and all the other Pwop podcasts) shows. Thanks for spending the time to make them.
Eric
Sunday, August 17, 2008 6:45:02 PM UTC
I'd love to see something on DNRTV about jQuery and how it works with or in cooperation with the Microsoft or Telerik AJAX frameworks.

In particular I would like to see how you can use jQuery and the standard validation tools to build a rememberthemilk.com style registration form. Replacing the client side validation code with jQuery.
Monday, August 18, 2008 6:56:47 AM UTC
Hello Scott,

Thanks for sharing this. I love jQuery.
Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:08:55 AM UTC
Another great podcast Mr Hanselman!
Saturday, August 30, 2008 6:33:20 AM UTC
Been meaning to comment on this - you asked John what we were waiting for in order to get something like JQuery, since Javascript's been a mess for a while. But JQuery supports IE6, so we weren't waiting on better browsers. I think it took Firefox's marketshare increase to drive the desire for cross-platform Javascript libraries, and a better way of doing things with Javascript is the "unintended" result after several iterations. By this point, the better way of doing things is obviously intentional, but what set it all in motion wasn't.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 3:08:28 PM UTC
For me, the single best reason to choose JQuery over other javascript libraries is documentation.

JQuery.com has THEE BEST documentation of any javascript library I've looked at.
Descriptions and samples for everything, multiple getting started guides, etc.

Then there are guys like Dave Ward at Encosia.com, and Rick Strahl at http://west-wind.com/weblog/ who keep doing new things with JQuery and ASP.Net (check out Rich's site for a ASP.Net Calendar control based off of the JQuery Calendar control--so much better than the ASP.Net AJAX Calendar control)
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