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Fundamentals of jQuery


Chris Castiglione
Co-Founder, One Month (YC-backed learning platform)

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About This Class

jQuery makes writing JavaScript easy. The jQuery motto is “Write Less, Do More”, and I think that sums it all up. Here’s an example: a simple task (like fading in a logo) might take 30 lines of JavaScript code, but with jQuery you can do the same thing with just 1 line of code. Wow!

So when is it ok to use jQuery and not JavaScript? What else is jQuery used for and how do you get started learning it?

This livestream will help you understand the basics of jQuery.


  • Introduction 2:10
  • What is jQuery? 1:41
  • jQuery 101 10:08
  • Click Events 11:53
  • Adding Classes 6:40
  • Append 9:26
  • Project: Accordion 22:51


  • Identify the common use cases of jQuery
  • Describe the DOM
  • Define and describe AJAX
  • Write jQuery code in a project

About the Instructor(s)


Chris Castiglione
One Month (YC-backed learning platform)

Christopher Castiglione is a developer with a specialty in UX strategy and Front-end. He has over ten years of experience developing digital products. In the past, he has designed applications for clients ranging from The Black Eyed Peas, Bacardi, and Toyota.

In 2012, Christopher spoke at over 70 events on programming and APIs. He's taught at Columbia University, The University of Amsterdam, SXSW, and has provided corporate training for clients ranging from Donors Choose to The New York Stock Exchange and American Express.

Chris is currently a member of the General Assembly teaching faculty. More information can be found here.

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