jQuery 3.0 alpha released

It’s probably gonna be a big deal.

Previous to this, jQuery 1.x was the IE8-compatible version and 2.x was the forward-looking version which only worked in IE9 and modern browsers. This was confusing to a lot of newcomers who just assumed that 2.x was the latest and greatest version, so now we have”jQuery Compat” 3.x and jQuery 3.x instead.

Please note that there are some breaking changes, plus this is an alpha release, so don’t do anything reckless like using it in production untested.

Nine reasons NOT to use a CMS

This article is relevant to my interests. I’ve spent the last couple of months learning my way around Drupal 7 and the Panopoly distro (and waiting patiently for Drupal 8 to be ready to use), and it seems like every time I think I’ve finally got the hang of it, I find something new to try out.

Nevertheless, my employer’s primary marketing angle is that we create custom-built websites from scratch to meet our clients’ specific requirements, and I’m still the most comfortable when I can get straight into the HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and SQL code to make things just right. Like it or not, using a CMS means accepting a few limitations. And with some clients, those limitations can be deal-breakers.