Following on from the announcement of JQuery Javascript Library, developers.ie have scheduled one of their .NET Coffee Breaks with John Resig, creator and lead developer of the JQuery Javascript library, live from Boston.

Below are the details from the www.developers.ie site - and remember, you can check out past coffee break sessions here.

John Resig
Using JQuery to build Rich Internet Applications.

Its an exciting time for web developers. Microsoft has recently announced that they will be shipping jQuery with Visual Studio going forward.  They will distribute the jQuery JavaScript library as-is, and will not be forking or changing the source from the main jQuery branch.  The files will continue to use and ship under the existing jQuery MIT license.

Microsoft will also distribute intellisense-annotated versions that provide great Visual Studio intellisense and help-integration at design-time.

jQuery is a lightweight open source JavaScript library (only 15kb in size) that in a relatively short span of time has become one of the most popular libraries on the web.

A big part of the appeal of jQuery is that it allows you to elegantly (and efficiently) find and manipulate HTML elements with minimum lines of code.  jQuery supports this via a nice "selector" API that allows developers to query for HTML elements, and then apply "commands" to them.  One of the characteristics of jQuery commands is that they can be "chained" together - so that the result of one command can feed into another.  jQuery also includes a built-in set of animation APIs that can be used as commands.  The combination allows you to do some really cool things with only a few keystrokes.

This is the chance to talk with the creator of JQuery directly! Don't miss this unique opportunity!


This will be broadcast live on Wednesday 19th of November at 15:00 (Irish time!)

All the connection details to the show will be sent to you a few days prior to the start of the webcast.

This event is free but you need to visit our Webcasts section to register!