Coding with Jesse

The Ajax Experience Wrap-up

October 26th, 2006

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.

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Jesse Skinner Hi, I'm Jesse Skinner. I work with development teams to speed up and stabilize web applications, reduce server costs, fix difficult bugs, modernize legacy applications, and improve developer productivity. I'd love to hear from you and see how I can make your life easier.