JQuery has Coding Standards? Now You Tell Me...

DPA6 Development, Programming and Architecture

Location: 102D, Wisconsin Center

MONDAY, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Over the past several years, we've all been taking advantage of jQuery to fast-track development and quickly add features and interactivity to our websites. It's a quick and easy tool to produce interactive, efficient, and cross-platform-compatible JavaScript code. What is less known are the formal coding standards and documented best practices that, when used correctly, can save you time and headaches when managing page load time and code updates. With an increased need for sites to load quickly and perform well on a wide variety of networks and devices (Wi-Fi, mobile, etc.), an understanding of how to properly code jQuery is essential for maintaining clean and quality code. I will explain how to get the most out of jQuery by demonstrating how to code to the standard and take advantage of chaining, caching, detachment, and design patterns, avoiding the overuse of anonymous functions.

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RJ Bruneel
Web Applications Developer, University of Central Florida

RJ Bruneel is a seasoned software developer in the Orlando, Florida, area, specializing in front-end development using Javascript, jQuery, and Bootstrap. He has a passion for coding standards and best practices. While attending UCF, he began his journey as a web developer, building his first personal website while working in the computer labs. He has come full circle and is now back at UCF, employed in the marketing department.