Thursday, March 22, 2012

jQuery 1.7.2 released

jQuery team has released a new version of jQuery library which is 1.7.2.
Change log of the 1.7.2 release is available on jQuery blog.

You can get the code from the jQuery CDN now. (minified, production) (unminified, debug)

Note: If you’re using jQuery Mobile, please use jQuery 1.7.2 only with jQuery Mobile 1.1.
For previous versions of jQuery Mobile, stay with jQuery core 1.7.1 or earlier.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Basics of jQuery

jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out on a real time-saver.
AndrĂ©e Hansson has written a thorough walk through of The Basics of jQuery that will get you going. Definitely one of the better beginner guides I’ve come across so far.
I recommend jQuery Fundamentals by Rebecca Murphey. It’s a comprehensive online book which guides you from JavaScript basics through to writing jQuery plugins. Even expert JavaScript developers will find something they didn’t know.
The book is excellent. It’s well-written, concise, and contains plenty of examples. What’s more, it’s free.