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by Geoffrey Grosenbach

Two years in the making, it’s the PeepCode jQuery tutorial, the popular Javascript framework for developing web applications.

jQuery stormed out of the gate and quickly won the hearts of developers. Its design and implementation make it easy for you to accomplish basic tasks. Extendability is built in with its plugin architecture (you’ll write one in this screencast). You can organize code around native Javascript objects (you’ll do that, too!).

Researching and producing this jQuery tutorial converted the author from a jQuery skeptic to a believer. If you want to understand the fundamentals in an easy, fun way with the high production values, motion graphics, and straight-to-the-point depth of PeepCode, this is the screencast for you!

In addition, you’ll learn about the Pomodoro time managment technique by building a simple time-tracking application.

Topics covered in this tutorial include:

  • jQuery Core Concepts
  • Browser Tools
  • Brief Javascript Primer
  • The Mighty Dollar Function
  • Selectors
  • Implementing a Pomodoro Task Management Application
  • Design and Write a Plugin
  • Event Handling and live()
  • Using extend()
  • Understanding the this keyword
  • Using the debugger
  • Code Organization with Javascript Objects
  • Basic Animation
  • Using Timers

Future training videos will cover Ajax and Test-Driven Development.

With thanks to Paul Ardeleanu and Carlos Rodriguez.


Appropriate for anyone with experience in any programming language.

Revision 1 (Notes) · Updated: Nov 09, 2009 · Length: 77 min · 100 MB

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