We have a couple of very exciting announcements for August. First of all, we are very privileged to not only have Elijah Manor speaking, but he has offered to present two awesome talks for the price of one!
Secondly, Emma is graciously allowing us to meet at their new, amazing offices located downtown Nashville near LP Field and Korean Veteran’s Boulevard (directions here). There is plenty of free parking, and a lot more meeting space. As always, doors will open at 6:00 PM for free food and drinks, followed by the lecture, and ending with great giveaways around 8:30 PM.
Update (Aug 7): We have some great prizes to give away! So far, we have a gaming headset, Logitech keyboard and mouse, licenses for software such as Telerik Ultimate Collection, and a 128GB SSD!
Exterminating Common jQuery Bugs
jQuery is so easy to use and thankfully abstracts many of the cross-browser concerns we used to labor over years ago. However, as with any library there are a common set of bugs that tend to crop up the more you use it.
This session aims to help equip developers with the appropriate knowledge and tools to exterminate many common bugs seen in jQuery code. For each topic that is covered we will start with a piece of code that has a jQuery bug, then identify what the bug is, explain why it is happening, and then proceed to explore various techniques to exterminate the bug.
Some bugs have a simple fix, whereas other bugs have numerous ways you could look at solving the problem. These solutions can range from simple to advanced concepts. By exterminating bugs in multiple ways it will help expose some of the newer and more advanced features of jQuery that aren’t as widely known.
Some of the bugs that we will address involve dealing with synchronous and asynchronous code, uncovering some possibly confusing aspects of the $.each method, explaining why and how you might have killed event delegation, explaining the difference between commonly confused jQuery methods, uncovering why some animations have a mind of their own, and much more.
Using Underscore.js to Solve Common Problems
Speaker: Elijah Manor
Elijah Manor is a Christian and a family man. He develops at appendTo as a Trainer and Senior Architect providing corporate jQuery support, training, and consulting. He is a Microsoft Regional Director, ASP.NET MVP, and ASPInsider specializing in front-end development. He enjoys blogging at http://elijahmanor.com and tweeting (@elijahmanor) about the things he learns.