A Nuts-and-Bolts Introduction to Client-side Interactivity with jQuery and AJAX

A session at HighEdWeb 2012

Sunday 7th October, 2012

1:00pm to 4:30pm (CST)

Today's website consumers demand a tremendous amount of flexibility, responsiveness and interactivity from the websites they visit. People have become used to Web applications like Facebook, Gmail and Twitter which make heavy use of Web browser client-side programming in JavaScript and interaction with Web services using the AJAX programming model. This workshop will teach you the basics of Web browser client-side programming using Web standards. We'll take a quick tour of HTTP, DOM, Javascript, XML and JSON, then jump in with hands-on exercises using the jQuery Javascript library, building up an interactive website utilizing AJAX Web services. This year's session will closely resemble 2011's successful model, with different exercises. You should come prepared with a laptop, your favorite text editor and the latest version of the Firefox Web browser. Before the conference we'll also provide a list of Firefox extensions you'll need to install. A familiarity with JavaScript, DOM, HTML, CSS and some client-side programming is necessary for this session.

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Jason Woodward

Co-founder, CTO at @BetaMatch, @RecoVend. Fan of semantic web and linked data. Proud 2x Cornell CS grad. Wannabe Writer. Semi-pro hater. Always constructive. bio from Twitter

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Time 1:00pm4:30pm CST

Date Sun 7th October 2012

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