Best jQuery Code Reviews?

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by Garrett Smith, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Is there a good list of code reviews for jQuery? To be suitable for the
    compendium, they should be simple, purely technical (unbiased), focused,
    relevant, and to-the-point.

    While there are numerous known problems regarding jQuery attr and
    removeAttr, they're loosely scattered.

    So, what's you're best jQuery thread?

    Garrett
     
    Garrett Smith, Jun 4, 2010
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    Ry Nohryb Guest

    s/you're/your/
     
    Ry Nohryb, Jun 4, 2010
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    Luuk Guest

    Op 4-6-2010 23:18, Ry Nohryb schreef:
    up until now,
    this one?
     
    Luuk, Jun 4, 2010
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  4. The problem indicated in the correction is that the OP (that's me) used
    "you're" which is a contraction for "you are", instead of possessive
    "your", meaning "related to you". The sentence reads as "So, what's you
    are best jQuery thread?"

    I have such tendencies, including their/they're and the posting of
    gibberish, which happens when I'm tired (as I am now).

    I am doing a little research and wanted a compendium of jQUery reviews.
    I probably should have been using the "tag" functionality in TB for this
    all along, though that would have required the reader (me) to do the
    tagging, as well as keeping a very long list of messages.

    Would be nice if tags could be set on a news message header and as a
    bonus, if an archive existed with a "search tags" feature.

    Garrett
     
    Garrett Smith, Jun 4, 2010
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  5. In your Thunderbird's user.js, e.g.:

    user_pref("mail.compose.other.header", "X-Tag");

    The value must be a comma-separated list of header names that can them be
    chosen in the Compose dialog. Thunderbird 3.0.x also appears to be capable
    of defining a filter/search on such an additional header, but you might need
    to go into Offline Mode (and download the messages) before it can take
    effect.


    PointedEars
     
    Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn, Jun 5, 2010
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    Frobernik Guest

    I talked to someone about their favourite JS library the other evening
    over a beer. I asked why he used it & he then explained it was "small"
    and "did what it needs to"

    After suggesting an alternative library (& him slating said library for
    not doing the "same things" as his favourite library) he then said "it
    wasn't a large library"

    I'm finding that most 'Javascript framework' contributers, l33ters,
    loudmouths/advocates & fanboys seem to be full of contradictions,
    poison, hot air, etc. I didn't even bother mentioning facility
    detection, reflection, unit testing, etc

    jQuery - best of a bad bunch really. Its full of hacks, browser detects,
    copy and pasting, etc. Stuff that most sane people were trying to remove
    from their sites some 6 years ago as it was considered brittle then & is
    even brittler now

    If your thinking about using it instead read a FAQ or book(s) about
    Javascript, write your own library & don't bother with jQuery, Dojo, etc
    (the usual suspects)

    Fro
     
    Frobernik, Jun 5, 2010
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    Paul Irish Guest


    s/your/you're
     
    Paul Irish, Jun 8, 2010
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  8. You're a few days late.

    What's with the fiddling of the subject header?

    If you are capable of contributing something useful, please do.

    Garrett
     
    Garrett Smith, Jun 8, 2010
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    Bwig Zomberi Guest

    I use Seamonkey Mail & Newsgroups, based Thunderbird 2. I can
    right-click on a message and select Tag -> some tag.

    There is also a View list where I can filter by tags.

    Probably Thunderbird also has this feature in v3.
     
    Bwig Zomberi, Jun 8, 2010
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    David Mark Guest

    All of mine are the best. :) But seriously, it's been done to
    death. All you need to know is that it uses get/removeAttribute in an
    unshielded manner. In other words, the code assumes that those
    methods have consistent interfaces in all major browsers in use
    today. Of course, they do not (as we've been over about a million
    times). They aren't even consistent in an IE8-only environment,
    unless you can turn off its Compatibility View.

    For some demonstrations of this (among other maladies), see the
    results of their silly query engines here:-

    http://www.cinsoft.net/slickspeed.html

    Wouldn't bank on those things if I were you. ;) Too bad jQuery,
    Dojo, etc. bet the farm on them.
     
    David Mark, Jun 8, 2010
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