Boston IxDA: jQuery for designers follow-up

23 Sep 2008 - 10:30am
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Boston IxDA
2008

Hi Folks, thanks to all those that came to our September event. For those
that could not make it, John delivered a talk that first introduced the
basics and then walked seamlessly through ever increasing degrees of power
up to 'I dont know why you'd want to do this.. but you can' (o;
John has put the content up here
http://ejohn.org/blog/adv-javascript-and-processingjs/

Since the presentation I've read yet more articles declaring jQuery as the
defacto js library of choice. Thats not to say libraries such as
http://mootools.net/ or http://extjs.com/ should not be considered, and
jQuery's terseness takes a little getting used to. However, the community
which has put its weight behind this particular 'tool' makes it a safe bet
to invest some learning in.

I hope to see some of you at the jQuery Conference on Sunday (sold out) and
maybe next year, if John has time, we'll repeat this event with whatever
amazing extensions come out in that time.

I'd also like to thank Steve Pomeroy for organising the room at MIT as well
as all those that have helped us put on events this year. We're going to
take a break for the rest of '08 and we'll see you in '09 with more
discussions, workshops & social events for those working in the field of
Interaction Design.

Take care /pauric
--
IxDA Boston organisers: Lisa, Jesse, Harun, Juhan & Pauric
local site: http://www.bostonixda.org
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23 Sep 2008 - 10:51am
Damon Dimmick
2008

Hi guys,

I'd actually like to plug the capabilities of the Dojo Toolkit. I work
for SitePen, the company who's employees helped create the toolkit, and
all I can say is that Dojo is pretty amazing as well. The
implementation, focus and philosophy are a little different from jQuery,
but it has similarly great capabilities and has a huge amount of support
as well. A lot of my friends who do hardcore development swim happily in
both. And of course, it's free and lovely.

http://dojotoolkit.org/

Looking forward to some more awesome Boston events. I'll be moving up
there pretty soon!

-Damon

Boston IxDA wrote:
> Hi Folks, thanks to all those that came to our September event. For those
> that could not make it, John delivered a talk that first introduced the
> basics and then walked seamlessly through ever increasing degrees of power
> up to 'I dont know why you'd want to do this.. but you can' (o;
> John has put the content up here
> http://ejohn.org/blog/adv-javascript-and-processingjs/
>
> Since the presentation I've read yet more articles declaring jQuery as the
> defacto js library of choice. Thats not to say libraries such as
> http://mootools.net/ or http://extjs.com/ should not be considered, and
> jQuery's terseness takes a little getting used to. However, the community
> which has put its weight behind this particular 'tool' makes it a safe bet
> to invest some learning in.
>
> I hope to see some of you at the jQuery Conference on Sunday (sold out) and
> maybe next year, if John has time, we'll repeat this event with whatever
> amazing extensions come out in that time.
>
> I'd also like to thank Steve Pomeroy for organising the room at MIT as well
> as all those that have helped us put on events this year. We're going to
> take a break for the rest of '08 and we'll see you in '09 with more
> discussions, workshops & social events for those working in the field of
> Interaction Design.
>
> Take care /pauric
>

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