If 50,000,000 Elvis fans can’t be wrong, then 25,000,000 websites (and every single browser) are pretty close to a sure thing. Since its release in 2006, jQuery has gained a tremendous following–so much so that in 2008, Microsoft made the decision to replace its then 20-month old ASP.NET Ajax framework with jQuery for all future client side programming libraries. Despite not having an official standard, HTML 5 is becoming the standard for cross-browser, cross-platform web applications. And although it historically has been implemented differently in every browser, CSS is essential for using and styling HTML elements. In this session, we’ll look at the fundamentals of this technology triumvirate, explore some of the main features of each, and see how to start new or enhance existing applications. This will be a technology agnostic talk, so whether you develop in WebForms, MVC, Ruby, Java or PHP, there’s something in this session to be learned and applied tomorrow.
Rich Dudley is a former scientist, but these days instead of studying organisms you’ll find him working with Microsoft Visual Studio. With over 10 years of enterprise development experience, Rich has written articles and given talks relating to ASP.NET, SQL, XML, and Azure. He enjoys working with the latest technologies, and finding the potential to solve business problems. As a technical evangelist for ComponentOne, you’ll find Rich at your local user group event or trade show or blogging online. His passion for development is evident in his work, whether it’s a demonstration, talk, or sample project.