The problem with frameworks that have been around for sometime, is you have to be careful of the solutions that might exist for a particular problem you might be having. jQuery is certainly one of those frameworks that has a long legacy. The jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook aims to solve some of these issue by collection a nice set of solutions to many standard problems using the newer 2.x branch of jQuery.
Leon Revill takes the reader from some of the more basic solutions, such as standard DOM manipulations, through more and more advanced solutions. The later chapters of the book being to touch on the basics of both jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile.
One issue I did have with the book is the author did spend a modest amount of time covering some server side portions. I appreciated the effort to introduce the reader to some more topics, but wish the he had just pointed the solution. I also would have like to have seen more advanced recipes that really show the capabilities of using jQuery
Overall, found the book useful as a traditional reference for working with jQuery 2. New developer to the jQuery framework will find this reference useful, and intermediate developer might pick up a trick or two as well.
(Disclaimer: The publisher supplied a copy for review)
At this year’s Adobe MAX, I taught three workshops on Creating Mobile Applications with jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap Build. It was a lot of fun, and hopeful worthwhile for those who attended. As promised here are the files: the workbook, the slides, and the resources. Even if you did not attend, maybe the workbook and lab files might prove useful.
I will be posting enhancements to these files over the coming weeks to cover a few advanced features that I knew I would not be able to cover in the 90 minutes.
I have been selected to speak at Adobe MAX again. However, this time I am giving a 90 minute workshop entitled “Creating Mobile Applications with jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap Build“. In fact the response has been so good, they had to add a third session on Wednesday afternoon! If you are attending and wanted to take this workshop, maybe it can now work into your schedule.
I have had a lot of fun developing the course content. If all goes well, attendees will go from a blank html document to a working mobile application in 90 minutes! I have some great TAs, so if even you hit a snag, these fine folks will be able to get you back on track. It should be a fun workshop, and I hope that you can attend. If you are not sure about coming to AdobeMAX, there is a discount code available for $300. Leave me a comment and I will send it to you.
The basics of developing a PhoneGap application based on jQuery Mobile
How to use the jQuery Mobile framework to write a mobile web app that works on all popular smartphone and tablet platforms
How to customize the application using Adobe Fireworks
How to make an application more flexible by using a templating system
Taking the application native by using PhoneGap Build and enabling device-specific features
I have been invited to speak at Mobile Camp LA! I am giving at talk on developing with jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap.
This one day camp is organized by User Groups in the Los Angeles area. There are some great sessions planned. The event is being held near downtown LA on Oct 18th. Tickets are $20. For more information visit, http://mobilecampla.com/
I had a fantastic time in Kansas City last week at the Designer/Developer Workflow Conference. I ran a workshop on jQuery Mobile and did a short talk on Choosing the Right Mobile Development Platform. I had a room full of great folks both times around!
Thanks again to everyone who came to my training session at this year’s D2WC! I hope everyone was able to learn a bit more about both jQueryMobile and PhoneGap. As promised here are all the slides and demo files that I used during the training: