jQuery is a cross-browser Javascript library that provides abstractions for DOM traversal, event handling, animation, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development.

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Best JavaScript Coding Structure Using Object Literal?

Object Literal has no doubt been established in recent years as one of the essential components to best JavaScript coding practices. However, I am not very sure about what is the best way to structure ...
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How to handle large scale js+jquery projects using well written, Object-Oriented JavaScript and jQuery code? [closed]

I love the whole user experience/interface thing and put a lot of jQuery and JavaScript (pure JavaScript for HTML5 stuff, like canvas, file API, etc). The problem I face now is that my codes are ...
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N-Tiered Web App Using JQuery/ASP.NET Web Services

For fairly small, non-complex web applications, we have utilized jQuery to make asynchronous calls to an ASP.NET web service for interaction with our Sqlite data store. This has proven to be a pretty ...
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Pros and cons of hosted scripts [closed]

I have seen some developers use hosted scripts to link their libraries. cdn.jquerytools.org is one example. I have also seen people complain that a hosted script link has been hijacked. How safe is ...
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Is JQuery or Javascript capable for image processing?

My plan is to develop a web based application in the future. I think I can name it "Booth Reservation System" for the Events companies here in our country. One of the main functionality of the system ...
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Is it worth Learning XML as a web developer when JSON is better for AJAX? [duplicate]

Is it worth Learning XML as a web developer when JSON is better for AJAX? or is it better to concentrate on JSON/Javascript for AJAX?
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Starting Web Development and interactive experiences

I'm new to web development and I'm a bit confused about the different languages and technologies in the web. I understand the basic is Html, Javascript, and Css. Then there's jQuery, ASP.net, Html5. ...
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is there a security issue when using Jquery to develop asp.net web applications

I'm new to web applications. I have developed a web application using ASP.net. After hearing about jquery and going through some examples, I changed the existing application and used jquery to do most ...
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Why is jQuery released under MIT and not LGPL?

Why is jQuery released under MIT and not LGPL? What are the benefits of using MIT compared to LGPL for a framework?
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Is it ok to include jQuery in a jQuery plugin?

The question jQuery plugin file including the jQuery library came up today on stackoverflow, and I strongly advised against including jQuery in the plugin. I didn't really get any support from others ...
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Why is extending the DOM/built-in object prototypes a bad idea?

I'm looking for a definitive answer to why extending built-in prototypes is so heavily chastised in the JS developer community. I've been using the Prototype JS framework for a while, and to me doing ...
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Feeling well out of my depth [closed]

I have just started a new job as a front end web developer, this is my second day and I have just been handed quite a big project that involves lots of javascript which I dont know, this is leaving me ...
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JavaScript Architecture, Tools, Compatibility and Pitfalls

I am thinking through how I will use JavaScript for a project which is just in its beginning of coding. I am not an expert in JavaScript, but I recognize it as a very important part of the site so I ...
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What does Douglas Crockford mean when he says jQuery doesn't scale? [closed]

In the Q&A section of this talk, Douglas Crockford says that jQuery doesn't scale as well as some other popular libraries. What does he mean by that, and what is it about the other libraries that ...
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Using CSS classes as decorators - a good pattern?

I've been building a web-app with a fairly complex GUI - many small elements alongside eachother and within other elements that need various behaviours (dragging, clicking, but context-sensitive). My ...
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Indenting/breaking jquery chains for readability

I'm curious as to how other people indent/break long jQuery chains, as I can never decide what is more readable (particularly when using .end() to "close" a block of methods e.g. ...
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How to submit a bug/fix for jquery unobtrusive validation?

I found a small bug in the microsoft mvc3 remote validation, concerning the clientside javascript implemented in jquerys unobtrusive javascript. The problem/bug can be fixed by adding a few lines to ...
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How can I use my coding skills for good?

By this autumn my two small websites should be generating around a total of $1200 a month with minimal/zero input which is enough to for me to live on comfortably enough. Rather than embark on ...
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Focus on Javascript or Jquery? [closed]

I am a student in college, and I notice that a lot of companies look for people who have experience with Javascript. Does this include Javascript's libraries, like JQuery? Or, are they looking for ...
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How important is it to learn jQuery with ASP.NET

I'm reading a chapter on jQuery in a ASP.NET book. To be honest I'm finding it quite boring. How important is it to learn jQuery? And do many ASP.NET developers use it for their pages? Regards TDG ...
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Is there a canonical book on creating highly interactive websites (eg. “Flash” like) with HTML5/CSS3/JS/jQuery? [closed]

I know some of the basics of these technologies already, but it is mostly limited to more static sites. Using things like HTMl5 semantic elements, CSS3 gradients, shadows, @font-face etc. Is there a ...
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Weighing pros and cons for using jQuery for just one widget

I have been using html select boxes or textboxes for date input. On submit, the date is validated and if invalid an error is returned. I have avoided javascript calendars thus far, but jQuery ...
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How necessary is it to learn JavaScript before jQuery? [closed]

In my opinion, when I looked at JavaScript, it looked like not my cup of tea. When I came across jQuery, I loved it. I sat and watched Nettuts+ 15 days of jQuery screencasts, 1 year later and now I'm ...
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Ashamed to admit using jQuery? [closed]

Something I've noticed over the past few weeks is how many big commercial websites use jQuery combined with lots of plugins - but don't admit it. They will rename the main library to something ...
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ASP.NET AJAX and my axe!

So, I'm seriously considering axing ASP.NET AJAX from my future projects as I honestly feel it's too bloated, and at times convoluted. I'm also starting to feel it is a dying library in the .NET ...
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Why don't browsers have the ability to differentiate between events triggered via input devices and scripts ex: element.onEvent()?

Why don't browsers have the ability to differentiate between events triggered via input devices and scripts ex: element.onEvent()? Wouldn't this be a very simple way counter attack web spam bots? Or ...
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What's the web framework to use on a front-end web application? [closed]

What do you consider a good client web framework to use on interface business application? jQuery? YUI!? Another? Some plugins useful? The application will be use mostly internally replacing a ...
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When am I ready to start using Jquery for Javascript? [closed]

I was told not to use Jquery as a beginner because it would hamper my learning of Javascript. Now I've read a couple books on Javascript, read loads of sites, and made a Javascript web app. Am I ...
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Is the jRails Project something I should use?

The jRails project is a drop in replacement for the Prototype/scriptalicious helpers already a part of the Rails framework. Are your experiences with this project positive? Does it do what it says on ...