Ditching jQuery


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Anonymous at 11:29 on 21 May 2015

Great speaker! Finally someone who goes in depth into their topic instead of giving me the 10ft overview that they googled the night before. This guy knows what he is talking about.

Riley Major at 11:51 on 21 May 2015

Good overview and comparison of frequent front end tasks completed in plain JS and jQuery. I like that you proved up the concept by building your app both ways.

The date formatting info didn't seem tightly related to the comparison, but maybe I just missed it.

You mention jQuery Animate vs CSS transitions, but you didn't really walk through an example.

The start of your talk lauds jQuery, even professing not to convince anyone to use plain JS, and then dives into comparisons. You should move some of the arguments in your conclusion up to your intro to motivate audience to care. Perhaps at least tease how there are now compatible, simple replacements for the most common front-end tasks. It would be great if you could find a few things that are even easier in plain JS.

Thanks for all the effort you put into this.

Informative talk. I'm a front end developer and I use jquery on nearly every project, so it was interesting to see this perspective. I really liked the example scenario as a way to see the differences between how to do things in vanilla js versus jquery. I liked that I actually got to see code.

Very interesting.

As a person who's only interested in getting the job done where it pertains to javascript-like functionality, I have leaned heavily on jQuery in the past, because I don't really know javascript, and every time I've tried to code "vanilla" javascript, it's been really hit or miss.

This gives me hope that we're getting closer to being able to do more with "vanilla" javascript than in the past.

This was a great presentation, with a careful balance between discussing the issue overall, but then diving into the specifics of particularly interesting examples. The speaker was very clear and the slides easy to follow. It is definitely time to begin the process of letting go of JQuery (but gently). Well done!

Excellent talk. Did a great job providing adequate examples between JQuery and Javascript. Also provided a sample application to demonstrate the differences.

Good pacing with the talk and did a great job answering questions along the way.