Levels of expertise in JavaScript – Are you ready for the tutorial?

The following blog is apart of my growing list of guides for teachers and students of online tutorials in web technology. To help judge what a tutorial expects of the reader to know before taking. This time we’re talking about JavaScript, but check out my other guides for HTML and CSS. JS is a big one, growth in it has just exploded in the past ten years. What used to be a system for adding a sprinkling of logic to

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How jQuery Selectors Work With document.append() – jQuery To Vanilla JS

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A week ago I attended FITC’s Web Unleashed, a conference for front-end developers. There I participated in a talk by Luke DeWitt titled “A Very Public and Overdue Funeral for jQuery.” Luke described all the ways that web development has grown out of jQuery. Standards are so much better now then they were in 2006. For example: We don’t need the jQuery selector because we have querySelector(). We don’t need $.class() anymore because we have classList() We don’t need $.data() anymore because we have dataset() These are all

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