Sessions at jQuery Conference: SF 2011 with video

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Saturday 16th April 2011

  • jQuery Keynote

    by John Resig

    The state of the jQuery project in 2011. Covers details regarding jQuery core, jQuery mobile, and the project as a whole.

    At 10:15am to 11:15am, Saturday 16th April

  • jQuery Mobile

    by Todd Parker and Scott Jehl

    jQuery Mobile Team Design and Dev leads Todd Parker and Scott Jehl will discuss the challenges and philosophy of the jQuery Mobile Framework, and how to use it to create websites and apps that provide a cohesive, touch-optimized experience in the latest mobile browsers while maintaining universal accessibility in older and under-featured browsers, and for users of assistive technology. Todd and Scott will also bring us up to speed with recent developments in the jQuery Mobile framework and its roadmap for future releases and features.

    At 11:30am to 12:30pm, Saturday 16th April

  • Mobile Performance

    by Steve Souders

    Before Firebug existed it was hard to know what the browser was doing with your web page. Firebug (and more recent tools like dynaTrace Ajax Edition, Speed Tracer, Web Inspector, and HttpWatch) let us see how HTTP, JavaScript, CSS, the DOM, and rendering take up time as the user waits for the page to load. This visibility into browser performance has generated many web performance best practices as captured in tools like YSlow and Page Speed. The performance evolution that took place on the desktop (tools and research resulting in best practices) is starting in mobile. Right now we’re at step 1: gaining visibility into what’s happening in the mobile browser. Without this visibility, mobile web developers are flying blind. In this session Steve Souders shows how to analyze mobile performance across all the popular devices. He demonstrates analysis tools, services for accessing devices remotely, and quirks he’s discovered that show mobile performance is full of surprises.

    At 1:30pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 16th April

  • Introduction to jQuery Mobile

    by Raymond Camden

    This talk would be a hands on introduction to jQuery Mobile. I'd discuss how to begin working with the framework, it's way of doing things, and how to build common UI items.

    At 2:30pm to 3:15pm, Saturday 16th April

  • Integrating Code Quality tools into your jQuery Development Workflow

    by Anton Kovalyov

    (Or How I became Crockford's Sworn Enemy)

    JavaScript is a very powerful and flexible language that allows you to write very elegant programs. However, it has some parts of it that are easily breakable and no matter what you are writing, new jQuery plugin or nice interface for your web application, it is very important to not to ship broken code. Fortunately, there are tools that were designed to catch potential problems in your code and report about them before the deployment of your code.

    This talk is about integrating such tools into your daily development workflow. It will give you basic idea of problems that JavaScript has and approaches you can take to prevent those problems. It will also cover JSHint — a community-driven code quality tool — and how we use it at Disqus to make sure that we don't ship broken code to 400m+ visitors.

    At 3:30pm to 4:00pm, Saturday 16th April

    Coverage video

  • Getting Truth Out of the DOM

    by Yehuda Katz

    "How do I build larger applications using jQuery?" It's a question that starts to creep into the minds of virtually every jQuery developer after building one or two non-trivial web applications. There are many good answers to this question, and even some talks at this conference that describe ways to use code organization and other techniques to help scale applications.

    Perhaps he most important structural issue--one that virtually every one of these solutions tackles in one way or another--is the fact that many jQuery applications use the DOM to store facts instead of simply visual display. This means that changing visual display often has all sorts of implicit dependencies on other parts of the page, and not clean structural way to describe these dependencies.

    In this talk, Yehuda will talk about how this problem manifests itself in real applications, and what techniques you can use to mitigate the problem. He learned many of these techniques by working on SproutCore, so he will use SproutCore's system as a reference where appropriate.

    At 4:15pm to 5:00pm, Saturday 16th April

  • Deferreds - Putting Laziness to Work

    by Dan Heberden

    About four nested callback functions later, you realize that something needs to change. You wanted this site's code to be organized, maintainable, testable and DRY right? Wouldn't it be nice if your callbacks could run when any function was complete, even asynchronous ones? And how about if you could chain that callback, for example, to the $.ajax() call you just made? Or build your own and decide when to fire any bound callbacks? Meet $.Deferred, the feature that satisfies all of these needs. Think of it like callbacks on steroids. Plus, it's already used by $.ajax() for asynchronous awesomeness. We'll cover the basics of creating and using Deferreds and bring those principles into application architecture. You'll learn great ways to integrate Deferreds into your site's code and reap some sweet benefits. In short, you'll learn how to separate components of your application amongst synchronous and asynchronous behaviors. Saving time and reducing headaches: included.

    At 5:15pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 16th April

Sunday 17th April 2011

  • jQuery UI Keynote

    by Richard D. Worth

    The state of jQuery UI. What’s new in the coming 1.9 release, including greater extensibility, new widgets and streamlined APIs for existing widgets. What’s planned for 2.0 and beyond. Also, an update on the new jQuery UI Grid project.

    At 10:15am to 11:00am, Sunday 17th April

    Coverage video


    by Julian Aubourg

    In jQuery 1.5, the ajax method, responsible for all ajax requests issued using the library, has been completely rewritten. Since 1.5 has been released, Deferreds and how they're used internally by ajax has seen a lot of press. Less known are the three ajax extension points introduced with the rewrite: - prefilters, - converters, - and, transports. In this talk, I'll present those extension points, how they can be used and, also, how flexible ajax can get when prefilters, converters and transports are used together.

    At 11:15am to 12:00pm, Sunday 17th April

  • Nailing the Interactions on Pageless Apps (with Backbone.js)

    by Matt Kelly

    Make your users happy by building webapps without page loads. People waiting 2,000ms or more for a page on your app to load are losing interest and focus. Learn how to create an interface that responds in less then 100ms with Backbone.js, a JavaScript library created to keep large amounts of JavaScript organized and reusable. Examples from real applications will be used to demonstrate how pageless apps can be used to implement great interactions and make people happy. Both implementation and design decisions will be discussed.

    At 1:00pm to 1:30pm, Sunday 17th April

  • Harnessing jQuery Templates and jQuery Data Link, to build dynamic data-driven browser apps

    by Boris Moore

    jQuery Templates is much more than an engine to render HTML strings from data. It is designed to harness data and provide the means to easily build rich, maintainable, responsive, interactive browser apps in ways which, without templates, would be a daunting task. jQuery Data Link is also coming of age, and this presentation will show how together Templates and Data Link open up powerful new possibilities. The presentation will address not just first steps in using templates and data linking, but also dive deeper into some of the more advanced scenarios, and reveal the potential provided by some of the less well-known features.

    At 1:45pm to 2:30pm, Sunday 17th April

  • The jQuery UI Widget Factory: WAT?

    by Adam J. Sontag

    All of jQuery UI's widgets and interactions are built from a simple, re-usable constructor - the jQuery UI Widget Factory. It provides a flexible base for building complex, stateful tools with a consistent API that offers much more control than a simple jQuery.fn.myPlugin. In 45 short minutes, we'll review the problems the Widget Factory solves for you, discuss basic infrastructure, build an extensible filtering widget, and wrap the whole thing up with a delicious, cheesy example - lickety split!

    At 2:45pm to 3:30pm, Sunday 17th April