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    jQuery's Relevancy - There and Back Again

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    Because of the mounting you-don't-need-jQuery sentiment as of late, I can't help but think we have forgotten the basic value of jQuery. So I think it is time to remember. In this article, I'm going to...
    November 02, 2015
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    Trimming Down jQuery With Grunt

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    I've previously written about using jQuery's AMD modules to include only the pieces of jQuery you need. That approach relied on explicitly listing jQuery modules, i.e. whitelisting, which works well i...
    July 01, 2014
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    jQuery: Using Only What You Need

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    With the ever-increasing importance of mobile, performance on the web has never been more critical. Because of its popularity, jQuery is often targeted as too big because of its size. Although I've ar...
    June 05, 2014
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    jQuery UI vs. Kendo UI - What's the Difference?

    Back in January of 2012, we created jqueryuivskendoui.com/ to document the features of each library in an attempt to provide an accurate and fair comparison. Unfortunately, by internet standards January 2012 is ancient, and both Kendo UI and jQuery UI have evolved considerably. I recently started at Telerik as a developer advocate and was tasked with bringing the site up to date.
    September 12, 2013
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    jQuery Context Overload

    I'm sure most of you can relate to that feeling you get when you learn about something that you're pretty sure everyone else already knows about. Something fundamental. I remember when I learned that I could test for nullable integers in C# by using hasValue. Or when I first learned that you could use array notation in JavaScript to dynamically access properties and methods. Sometimes we don't talk about these things. We sort of just look around to make sure no one was watching when we were the last to find out.