Published by Mijingo

movie icon image

EE Insider Blog

Spend your time learning and developing sites with ExpressionEngine and we'll use this blog to keep you informed of all the news related to ExpressionEngine and CodeIgniter.

» Read more in the Archives.

» Have a tip? Send us your EE news.

Learn ExpressionEngine Today

Over a series of 8 videos, watch and learn as Ryan builds an entire ExpressionEngine website from beginning to end. Get started now.

Using JavaScript Instead of jQuery

In Weaning Yourself Off jQUery James Halliday shows how you can use just JavaScript to easily do what you might be using jQuery–and it’s overhead as a library–to do.

As programmers build up applications up from lots of tiny components, if every component included a vendored jquery version, the total javascript size quickly baloons into multi-megabytes. When the jquery version gets pegged, version incompatibilities arise that likewise create redundancy issues. When the jquery version is left to float or its use is demanded externally in the documentation, this also does not scale well and makes it cumbersome and error-prone to use tiny pieces.

Learn some JavaScript.

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: Development Tools, Life as a Web Professional