Coding with Jesse

The Ajax Experience Wrap-up

I had a really great time at The Ajax Experience, and got to meet a lot of really cool fellow JavaScript hackers. The sessions were all very interesting, but what really stuck with me was the difference that a good JavaScript library can really make in your development.

John Resig's talk on Choosing a JavaScript Library showed how much cleaner and faster development can be when a library offers elegant solutions to very common problems. And I assume John used some kind of Jedi mind trick because his talk made me choose his own library, jQuery. I even rewrote my talk's examples in jQuery to make them shorter. I'm sure I'll be writing a lot about jQuery on here in the future.

My "Unobtrusive Ajax" talk went pretty well, I thought. I realised afterwards that I hadn't pointed people at my examples for download. So if you attended and want to take a second look, or if you didn't attend but still want to see what it was all about, go check out the downloads below:

And please, contact me if you have any questions or comments about any of this stuff.

Published on October 26th, 2006. © Jesse Skinner

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Jesse Skinner

Hi, I'm Jesse Skinner. I'm a web development coach & consultant. I teach web development teams how to scale up their server infrastructure, improve automated testing and monitoring, reduce costs, and modernize their legacy systems. I focus on empowering teams through customized training and coaching.

Feel free to email me. I'm eager to hear about your challenges and see how I can make your life easier.