Announcing a new Meetup for The Online ColdFusion Meetup!

WhatDiscover jQuery using the jQuery Matrix, with Phillip Senn

Our 12pm (US ET) talk on Thursday August 4 will be “Discover jQuery using the jQuery Matrix”, with Phillip Senn.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

Are you new to jQuery, or still learning the syntax? If so, Phillip Senn has created the jQuery matrix. In it, he lists every command, along with a corresponding example. In this session, Phillip will offer a tour of the matrix and show its purpose and value.

A challenge with learning jQuery is that you really need to know JavaScript first: but then a challenge in learning JavaScript is that it’s not clear what aspects are replaced by jQuery. The  matrix categorizes every jQuery property and method, and assigns a priority to each: Introductory, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and “Do not use”. Phillip will explain these, and this interactive way to explore the library. We’ll start with a quick tour of the related HTML matrix, and then bridge into how to develop with JavaScript and jQuery.


DURATION: Approx. 1 hour

RECORDING: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

After graduating with degrees in Computer Science and Journalism, Phillip worked for 25 years using various dialects of BASIC as well as teaching computer programming at two community colleges. Beginning in 2003, he transitioned to the HTML/CSS/ColdFusion/SQL Server stack, having missed the fun you guys enjoyed prior to CF7. From 2003-2006, he earned a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and now splits his time between Atlas Computer Resources and teaching as an adjunct to Lenoir-Rhyne University. Of late, he’s been immersing himself in JavaScript and jQuery and has a bit of an old school viewpoint.

WHEN: Thurs. August 4, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

What time is that for you? The following link shows what the time would be for you ]. Here’s another option ] that shows the time as US ET, and lets you choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.


In addition to the streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we now also post recordings at Vimeo ] usually within a day of the meeting.

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Syntactically Awesome Style SheetsJosh Timonen is co-founder of Secret Monkey Science LLC, which creates iOS and web applications, both independently and for third parties.  He is the co-creator and voice of, which provides free educational screencasts on web technologies.  A designer and programmer, Josh has been involved in many aspects of multimedia creation. He previously worked at Intel Corporation as a software technician/engineer, where he contributed to the development of Serial ATA. He has contributed to several Hollywood feature films in various capacities, including main title design and web design.

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