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Ditching JQuery

JQuery is awesome, but with all major browsers following the ES and HTML5 specs, the library has become more of a convenience than a necessity for browser compatibility. While the library is useful and ubiquitous, it does distract us from learning the language that it's built on. This talk will outline functionality that pure JavaScript provides, and also provide steps we can take to begin writing vanilla JavaScript applications and start appreciating the power and uniqueness of JavaScript.

Hao Luo

Hao Luo (@howlowck)


Hao Luo is a Senior Developer at Northwestern University. He is active in the PHP community and an organizer of Laravel Chicago. He is an advocate for web accessibility, vanilla JavaScript, and unit testing. In his spare time, he is an amateur photographer and is currently learning improv.