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Making The Case For jQuery

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  • 1. Making The Case for jQuery by Jonathan Sharp
  • 2. Survey • I use jQuery for: • Personal • Freelance projects • My project at my company • A number of projects at my company • My company has officially adopted jQuery jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 2
  • 3. The Enterprise jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 3
  • 4. Enterprise Technology Adoption • How is technology adapted for an enterprise? • RFP (Request For Proposal) • COTS (Commercial Of The Shelf) • Developer need (Developer Driven) • Ultimately it’s a management decision • It’s an analytical decision • Encourage dialog, be patient jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 4
  • 5. Enterprise Concerns • Legal & Licensing • Technology (aka Standards) • Training • Support • Maintenance • Productivity jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 5
  • 6. Legal • Licensing • MIT • GPL • Verify enterprise software licensing standards • Preemptive research know before you’re asked! jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 6
  • 7. Technology “Standards” • jQuery is enterprise grade • 75+ major sites adopted jQuery • Google Code, Netflix, Dell, MLB.com, BBC, Bank of America, etc. jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 7
  • 8. Training • Online documentation is excellent • docs.jquery.com • Books: Learning jQuery, jQuery In Action, etc. • jQuery tutorials Abound • Do training gap analysis • jQuery focused or general web development? jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 8
  • 9. Training • jQuery Conference • Internal brown bag training • Enterprise training opportunities, talk to: • Karl Swedberg • Rey Bango • Jonathan Sharp jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 9
  • 10. Support • jQuery Community • 11,000+ subscribers to the jquery-en mailing list • IRC • Bug Tracker • Commercial/Enterprise Support • Life Ray http://ui.jquery.com/liferay jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 10
  • 11. Maintenance • What about long term maintenance? • Dedicate a TPM (technical product manager) • Responsible for following jQuery • Point person for your enterprise jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 11
  • 12. Productivity • jQuery increases productivity • Needs to be quantified for management jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 12
  • 13. Enterprise Ownership • Product owner • Responsible for tracking jQuery project • Common repository • http://www.acmecompany.com/js/jquery-1.x.x.js jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 13
  • 14. Open Discussion • What advice would you share in having jQuery adopted? jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 14
  • 15. jQuery White Paper • Developing a jQuery white paper jQuery Conference 2008 - Making The Case for jQuery 15
  • 16. Thank you! Presentations will be linked from http://events.jquery.com Jonathan Sharp jdsharp@outwestmedia.com http://twitter.com/jdsharp http://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathansharp

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