Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your offer to help - it's great to know that we have you as a resource.


On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 2:45 AM, Daniel Friesen <lists@danielfriesen.name> wrote:
Interesting, I like the idea of a JS overhaul, it's a little overdue.

Feel free to ask me questions as well. I was a PHP developer before, but
JavaScript is my primary language now, it's possible I may understand
JavaScript itself, the browser embedding of it, and jQuery better than
most of the other developers on the list. So feel free to ask about
anything JS related.

Oh, btw I kinda want to caution on the use of some jQuery libraries,
especially jqGrid.
jQuery libraries don't often keep up to date with newer versions of
jQuery as they come out. Depending on them can hinder the ability to
upgrade the library. Looking at jqGrid they appear to be sticking with
an out of date version of an old version of jQuery (1.3.1, the latest
jQuery is 1.4.2 and the latest 1.3 series was 1.3.2). Also while they
may abstract some things, they can also lock you in a box, by depending
on a plugin you can get to a point where you want to do just one small
extra little thing, but the plugin can't do it and restricts your
ability to do it yourself. I often ran into that issue when I looked at
autocomplete plugins.
jQuery is nice, but plugins can be hazardous, jQuery is best used with
minimal plugins.

Oh, if you run into border-radius use anywhere, poke me... pet peeve,
99% of the border-radius uses on the web are badly setup missing radius
support in browsers that do support border-radius.

~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://daniel.friesen.name]

Sanyam goyal wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> My name is Sanyam Goyal. I am a final year student at IIT
> Mumbai, India. I have been accepted in Gsoc2010 to do a project with
> MediaWiki titled "Javascript overhaul of Semantic MediaWiki
> <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Summer_of_Code_2010#Javascript_overhaul_of_Semantic_MediaWiki>"
> under the mentor Yaron Koren. This is my first step in the world of
> open-source community and I get this exciting opportunity to work with
> MediaWiki. I am sure I will have a lot of fun working with the
> community.
> I have created a Blog page http://gsoc2010mediawiki.blogspot.com/
> for this project. I will keep updating this page with latest status
> about the project, the problem I am facing, Interesting findings etc.
> Feedback and comments are always welcomed. I look forward to interact
> with you guys more in future.
> Thanks
> regards,
> --
> Sanyam Goyal
> Btech4,Senior UnderGraduate
> IIT Bombay

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