October 2010 - Broken Links Archive

On Internet Explorer and Microsoft

I’m not a blind Microsoft-bash­er, nei­ther am I an MS fan­boy (in fact, I think the whole idea of align­ing your­self with any sin­gle tech­nol­o­gy or brand is pret­ty nar­row-mind­ed). I think MS do some things well, and some things poor­ly. I am going to have a bit of a pop at them at the end of this arti­cle, but I’m going to start by defend­ing them.

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New jQuery release and Mobile Alpha

A new ver­sion of jQuery has qui­et­ly been released over the week­end. It’s only a minor point release but has a cou­ple of fea­tures which look amaz­ing: some selec­tor func­tions now work up to 8x faster than the pre­vi­ous release; and there is sup­port — very clever sup­port — for HTML5 data attrib­ut­es. Take a look at the jQuery 1.4.3 release notes for more.

Also released was the first alpha of jQuery Mobile, a touch-opti­mised amal­gam of jQuery and jQuery UI. It’s actu­al­ly a lit­tle bug­gy on my Galaxy S Android phone, but as it’s an alpha release that’s per­fect­ly for­give­able. It looks pret­ty smart and comprehensive.


Aside

I’ve updat­ed my Speak­ing page to include more con­fer­ences, more videos, and a lit­tle on my speak­ing require­ments and pref­er­ences. I’m plan­ning to cut down on the num­ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter­est­ing offers and oppor­tu­ni­ties, so please get in touch if you’re organ­is­ing an event.

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