notes from the jQueryTO 2013 conference
obara.justin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 09:10:04 EDT 2013
They just released the slides for all the presentations.
On 2013-03-04, at 12:38 PM, Justin Obara <obara.justin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Build and Dependency Management Stack
> Grunt: http://gruntjs.com
> Grunt lets you automate tasks like jsLint, jsHint, minification, concatenation, obfuscation, test run/deployement etc.
> Grunt also lets you dynamically keep track (watch) changes to the codebase and run specific tasks when they happens (re-linting for example)
> Bower: http://twitter.github.com/bower/
> You can point it at git repos (e.g. bower packages, local repos, github and etc.)
> You can specify versions to pull down. For example a specific tag from a git repo
> RequireJS: http://requirejs.org
> RequireJS utilizes an asynchronous module definition (AMD) for defining modules such that module and their dependencies can be asynchronously loaded.
> Lets you create clear declarations of dependencies and avoid the use of globals
> Allows for swapping modules easily for unit testing as well as map modules to different paths depending on the context
> Encapsulates the module definitions
> Makes a clear and easy dependency references
> Automated CSS Documentation Generators
> KSS: http://warpspire.com/kss/
> DSS (in development): https://github.com/darcyclarke/DSS
> Sites and API Documentation
> jQuery has moved to using a combination of Wordpress and github for their sites
> The content is all contained in github as html, markdown, or xml.
> Updates are managed through git with pull requests
> The sites are setup with wordpress using a custom "distro" jquery-wp-content
> Pulls in all necessary plugins and etc. so all their various sites work the same
> Grunt is used to pull content from github and pushes it to the wordpress site
> All automated through github with webhooks
> Staging site updates on every commit
> Production site updates when a "release" tag is added
> All this means that they rarely, if ever, need to use the wordpress admin panels.
> $.deferred - http://api.jquery.com/jQuery.Deferred/
> .promise - http://api.jquery.com/promise/
> $.when - http://api.jquery.com/jQuery.when/
> jQuery Interaction
> Scheduled for jQuery UI 1.13
> This will replace the current mouse interaction library and provides an api for defining any interaction. Meaning that touch will now be supported. Additionaly you can create your own. A demo was given using the the upcoming browser support fo the gamepad api. They used an xbox 360 controller to interact with elements on screen: drag, resize, and etc.
> Other Cool Stuff
> Hardware Device API
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