jQuery Mission Statement

“jQuery is a fast, concise, JavaScript Library that simplifies how you traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax interactions to your web pages. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.”

…and it sure does. Thanks jQuery!

~JCF

The Age Old Question, “What Came First, The Apple Or The Droid?”

It would seem that things are heating up in Europe over the alleged patent infringements in iPhone VS Droid.  An interesting case where Apple claims that Android (google) has blatantly copied the Apple slide to unlock feature.  While technically android requires a sliding of the finger to unlock, I think it is more of a password and is not the only option available.  If the patent described a slide a pattern on the screen to unlock then I would consider that Apple has a case.

…and the phone wars continue:

http://allthingsd.com/20120120/apple-escalates-android-attack-fires-at-samsungs-galaxy-nexus/

~JCF

Wikipedia Blackout

I’m actually a bit surprised that Wiki(media) is protesting about some US gov’t bills by shutting down wikipedia. Its quite a bold statement that just might work.  It has me thinking that kids won’t be able to complete their essays on time now… how did they do them before?

“Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 […]. The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States – the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate – that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia.”

More here: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/English_Wikipedia_anti-SOPA_blackout

~JCF