sort of in love with jQuery

After a bunch of years of hacking code with GTK+ and Clutter, doing a web app is pretty sweet. It’s the first time I’ve ever really used jQuery properly (not just animating a little toggle), and I have to say, I’m sort of in love with it1.

I can’t show you the app I’m working on yet, there’s a beta online but it’s still undergoing scientific verification. Also my latest work, with animated transitions and everything, which feels like a much more high quality app, is not yet pushed to the production server.

Still, it’s so straightforward to use, I rewrote the skip next/prev post feature I have on Planet VegMel to be in jquery, which makes it about 50x smaller and much less brittle. If you want to add it to your own planet, grab the Javascript.

  1. I am however, not in love with ExtJS []

Author: Danielle

Danielle is an Australian software engineer, computer scientist and feminist. She doesn't really work on GNOME any more (sadly). Opinions and writing are solely her own and so not represent her employer, the GNOME Foundation, or anyone else but herself.

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