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RIA & Ajax: Article

AJAX with jQuery

EngineYard's Yehuda Katz to Present at SYS-CON's AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo

jQuery is a rapidly growing, popular JavaScript library. Its powerful and modular architecture, which emphasizes a simple yet heavily extensible API, has helped it to become one of the most popular Javascript Libraries. Because of its dead-simple plug-in architecture, many even begin extending jQuery's core features within hours of first using it. This talk will demonstrate how the library works, and show you why so many users are able to build fully Ajax-enabled Websites in their first day using jQuery.

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Speaker Bio: Yehuda Katz is jQuery core team member, who also works on the Merb Ruby web framework. For the last year, he has been the team lead for a robust, data-driven Website that leverages jQuery and Rails. He will begin work at EngineYard, a Ruby leader, in early January. Yehuda has spoken at a packed Birds of a Feather session at RailsConf on using jQuery with Ruby on Rails. He also gave a session on Ruby Web frameworks at jQuery Camp '07, and has given a number of talks to local user groups on web technologies. Yehuda is the coauthor of jQuery in Action, which will be released by Manning in January. He is also a contributing author of Ruby in Practice, having written chapters on parsing data structures with Ruby and deploying Ruby applications. He was also the editor of the Visual jQuery Magazine.

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Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to RIA@sys-con.com to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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