I gave this talk: I know jQuery. What now? at jQuery UK 2013, but instead of my usual approach of post-it explosion on my desk, I wrote a post first, and created the slides from the post. So here is my (fairly unedited) quasi-ramble on how I used jQuery, and how I’m looking at where [...]
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Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) is what allows XHR (i.e. Ajax) requests to go cross domain. It’s a simple header response to the XHR request that says “yes, you can complete your request”, looking like this (if we allowed any client to place an XHR request against our service): Access-Control-Allow-Origin: * Should you be adding [...]
The state of offline detection in desktop browsers is broken and it needs to fixed or at least get better, but I can’t see this happening unless we push against the browser vendors to fix this. Currently, as of April 2011, offline and online events are broken, as is the navigator.onLine property. The only exception [...]
I recently had to work on a project for iOS that required that sound play on particular actions being performed. The problem is that iOS and HTML5 has been seriously oversold by Apple and the devices are pretty poor in comparison to the desktop. Audio and video are particularly poor, so to solve my problem [...]
A polyfill, or polyfiller, is a piece of code (or plugin) that provides the technology that you, the developer, expect the browser to provide natively. Flattening the API landscape if you will.