Web Unleashed 2017

2017-09-25 00:00:00 2017-09-27 00:00:00 America/Toronto Web Unleashed 2017 Drive your career to the forefront by learning the latest tools, techniques and technologies in front-end web development. Toronto FITC Toronto


2017. The browser wars are in full force with Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Firefox all battling for market share. Resources are being poured into JavaScript rendering engines, and the language itself continues to grow and expand at a rate unseen anytime before to take advantage of modern machines…

An unfortunate casualty along the way – jQuery. Once dubbed the “only tool you need”, it has been rendered almost useless by modern day browsers.

Join Luke as he bids a fond, and somewhat embarrassing, goodbye to an old friend, and introduces some new methods that you can start using today on your sites and apps.


To show you that you can ditch jQuery today with little to no effort!

Target Audience

Anyone who builds websites in 2017 and still relies on jQuery to do a lot of their heavy lifting.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Basic JavaScript

Four Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Writing JavaScript without leaning on jQuery
  2. Performance benefits of ditching jQuery
  3. Micro-frameworks
  4. Why it’s time to say goodbye