Hey there MooToolers. I just returned from speaking at jQuery Conference 2010 in San Francisco on "Object Oriented jQuery with MooTools" and thought I'd share some notes on the experience.
If you ask me how I did I'd say I missed a few connecting ideas but got the concept out there and got some people thinking. Several people came up to me afterward asking how to actually give this a shot on their web apps. Also, if you are reading this on a Mac, do this: command + option + control + 8 (⌃⌥⌘8). I think for the first time in the history of OSX this keyboard shortcut was useful. The projector had a hard time with my bright colored code on a black background so I inverted the the whole presentation!
Some of you have read my post Pigs take flight about using the
Class module from MooTools to write modular code in a way we all love but use jQuery for DOM manipulation, effects, AJAX, etc. That was the basis of my talk. You can find the slides and a demo at my blog here.
The Demo is especially awesome.
It seems at the user level people see frameworks as rivals or something, but at the framework developer level they generally feel like we're on the same team, working to make the web better.
So, thanks jQuery for a great weekend!
I'm really excited and pleased to announce that my presentation "MooTools as a General Purpose Application Framework" which I delivered at the FOSDEM is now available on YouTube.
If you are not able to watch the HD-Version you can download the slides here.
Thanks again to the FOSDEM team for inviting me and for giving us such a big platform to present the MooTools project. If I could name one thing that I miss already about Brussels I would certainly say the waffles...
If you enjoyed this presentation and you want me or another developer from the MooTools Core Team to present at your conference feel free to contact us.