Hey guys. It’s been a great week for jQuery and with the 1.5 milestone now out, I wanted to share some useful links, articles and videos to help you get the most of this release (and jQuery in general).
Some of the stuff I’ll be personally checking out this weekend is a more in-depth look at deferreds (new to 1.5) as well as some of the great talks from last year’s jQCon which were just released.
Please feel free to retweet this post for your colleagues if you find it useful (and have an awesome weekend!).
jQuery 1.5 Articles, Resources and Videos
Using Deferreds with jQuery 1.5 – a great in-depth article by Eric Hynds with jsFiddle examples: http://www.erichynds.com/jquery/using-deferreds-in-jquery/.Also remember to take a look at Julian (jaubourg)’s comments below the post as they contain further demos of deferreds in action.
How can you use jQuery Deferreds? Some short digestable explanations and examples from Stack Overflow if you’re completely new to them.
jQuery 1.5’s new jQuery.sub() feature explained in 10 Minutes (jsFiddle demo included) http://addyosmani.com/blog/video-jquerysub-explained/
Boris Moore’s jQuery Script loader that uses the new 1.5 dfds features https://github.com/BorisMoore/DeferJS
Testing your Web Application with QUnit and JQuery 1.5 http://goo.gl/xSux1
A VisualStudio VSDoc for jQuery 1.5 http://bit.ly/httZAw
jQuery Mockjax 1.4.0 is now out and supports jQuery 1.5 http://j.mp/9dWWdg
An Open Letter To jQuery Plugin Authors – best practices you shouldn’t ignore http://bit.ly/f2pSQU
jQuery Mobile 1.0 Alpha 3 has been released with significant improvements http://j.mp/jqm10a3
An interesting jQuery-based HTML5 microdata browsering/detection script http://krofdrakula.github.com/microdata-tool/
A tutorial on converting jQuery code to a plugin (good for beginners) http://bit.ly/eEv8nt
jQuery Conference Boston 2010 Recommended Videos
If you’re like me and you didn’t get a chance to attend the jQuery Conference in Boston last year, you can now watch or download videos of almost all the talks.
Note that because of the angle the talks were recorded at, you can’t actually see any of the slides (just the speakers) but each one contains a link to their correspond slide PDFs so you can follow whats being presented.
Below are the talks I’ve been watching or intend to see this weekend.You can either watch them online, stream to mobile or download for later. Enjoy!.
If you’re interested in getting involved with the jQuery project, also check out this talk by team member Ralph Whitbeck on getting involved.
For the full list see http://events.jquery.org/2010/boston/video/
Other Recommended Videos
Thats it! I hope at least one of the links I’ve shared comes in useful. Remember that if you think this post would be useful to others in the community, the best way to help them see it is by clicking on the retweet button. Good luck with your learning this weekend!.