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jQuery Boston 2010

The Boston jQuery Conference marked a significant milestone in the history of appendTo. It was one year prior that appendTo was first announced by Mike Hostetler and Jonathan Sharp. Additionally, it was the first time that the entire appendTo team was in the same room together after working for the previous 6 months remotely. …

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How Good C# Habits can Encourage Bad JavaScript Habits: Part 3 – Function Scope, Hoisting, & Closures

This is the third post in a multi-part series covering common mistakes C# developers tend to make when they first start writing JavaScript. The first post covered the following topics: 1. Having Variables & Functions in Global Scope 2. Not Declaring Arrays & Objects Correctly The second post covered the following topics: 3. Not Understanding […]

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The new appendTo.com

We couldn’t be more excited to announce the new appendTo.com today! Our website has gone through several iterations since we first announced it, and this iteration marks a significant moment in our company history. This launch features a fully custom design by our own Doug Neiner, completely revamped content and messaging, and most importantly we […]

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How Good C# Habits can Encourage Bad JavaScript Habits: Part 2 – False-y, Testing and Default Values, Comparisons, and Looping

This is the second post in a multi-part series covering common mistakes C# developers tend to make when they first start writing JavaScript. The first post covered the following topics: 1. Having Variables & Functions in Global Scope 2. Not Declaring Arrays & Objects Correctly Introduction This post continues to focus on areas where C# […]

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How Good C# Habits can Encourage Bad JavaScript Habits: Part 1

This is the first post in a multi-part series covering common mistakes C# developers tend to make when they first start learning JavaScript. Introduction Many people come to jQuery and believe that their knowledge of a previous classical language (C#, Java, etc) will help them be successful at client-side scripting. You can use your classical language […]

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Mock Your Ajax Requests with Mockjax for Rapid Development

Most backend developers are familiar with the concepts of mocking objects or stubbing in methods for unit testing. For those not familiar with mocking, it’s the simulation of an interface or API for testing or integration development purposes. Mocking with front-end development though is still quite new.

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Enterprise jQuery Manifesto

EnterprisejQuery.com is run by appendTo. appendTo launched in October of 2009 with Mike Hostetler and myself having the vision of providing enterprise grade services for jQuery. Both of us have a long history of experience in the large enterprise as well as startups. We’ve worked in the trenches and have seen first hand the challenges […]

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Javascript Parameter Patterns with $.extend and Beyond

Enterprise developers have a tendency to misunderstand JavaScript’s function parameters. When getting started, many expect JavaScript functions to work much like the server-side languages they’re already familiar with. There can then be a fair bit of confusion when they find out things work a little differently with JavaScript. The languages generally used on the server-side of […]