JQuery 1.5(.1) now released

29th March 2011 • No Comments

So because I’ve been too busy with developing and trying to keep up with everything else in life I really have not been able to update my blog for a while. So if you have been silly enough to check frequently then you’ve been bored and for that I’m sorry. But… Good news is jQuery 1.5 has been released then before I’ve even decided to write about it 1.5.1 has also been released.

I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and it has been so much more stable than 1.4.x – I pretty much bypassed that whole release as it was full of bugs and was a step backwards for jQuery in my opinion. 1.5.x has proven to redeem itself and proven to be faster and more stable then the previous 1.4.x release. Fingers crossed it stays that way and I don’t run into any major compatibility issues. 1.4.x was particularly unstable IE7.

You can get more details or download jQuery from jquery.com

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jQuery 1.4 hits the web.

21st January 2010 • 1 Comment

In case you haven’t run around the web recently you may or may not have noticed jQuery 1.4 has just hit the web. The new release has a large list of improvements on features, speed increases as well as is highly backwards compatible which means most people can upgrade without any real hassles.

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7 Handy jQuery Plug-ins

4th September 2009 • 2 Comments

What I love about jQuery is how it make coding Javascript much quicker and easier. Switching to jQuery after years of experience in Javascript felt like I was going backwards because of how much easier it is. jQuery is super powerful and now speedier than ever. But it’s greatest feature is the thousands of plug-ins available for it. I’m going to have a look some of the handy jQuery plug-ins I’ve come across.

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Javascript Libraries: Prototype or jQuery?

23rd August 2009 • No Comments

A year ago the answer was easy, Prototype. Today jQuery has grown enormously and has the largest active community out of all the Javascript libraries. But is it the right choice for you? And what is a Javascript library anyway?

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Using variables in Javascript’s replace function.

8th February 2009 • No Comments

Today I hit a snag when I wanted to use a variable in Javascript’s replace function. Of course Javascript isn’t as easy as PHP as in order to replace content from a string or variable it has to be a regular expression. Luckily there is an easy enough way to convert your variable into a regular expression perfect for sending through the javascript replace function.

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Javascript benchmarking, who to believe?

21st October 2008 • No Comments

There is no shortage of Javascript Benchmark tests out there. Yet lately, it’s started to get a bit shaky on which browser is faster than the other, and some results don’t seem to match real life use. The only thing anyone can agree on is that Internet Explorer is the worst. So what do we believe?

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