jQuery – Why You Want It & How to Use it in ASP.NET - Dave BushWith the release we're currently developing at work we've been using jQuery more and more. Put me down in the fan column. I really, really like it - but I'm still a newbie to it in so many ways. So when I saw there was going to be two sessions about using it I figured attending one would be a good idea. I'm glad I made Dave's talk. It was chock full of demos. I'll admit that even being a relative newbie it took a few samples before we got to examples I hadn't seen, though.
The best parts were some of the best practices he provided. For example, Dave suggested linking to the jQuery library hosted on Google's servers rather than serving it up on our own machines. Many sites do this and it leverages the browser's caching to improve performance.
Dave suggested making sure we apply VS2008 SP2 so we can have Intellisense when coding jQuery statements. Step by step instructions on how to do this are available on Scott Guthrie's blog here.
Dave's blog is http://blog.dmbcllc.com