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  • John Resig is the Dean of Computer Science and head of JavaScript development at and the author of the book . He’s also the creator and lead developer of the .

    John Resig: API design has come up a lot. At the time Ibuilt jQuery, I was primarily coding in Perl, and Perl is allabout brevity. When I was working on the initial jQuery API, Ifocused a lot of brevity, what was the syntactically shortest wayto bind an event, for example. As a result, a brief API arosethat was also incidentally usable.

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    John Resig currently works as an application developer at Khan Academy. Previously, he was a JavaScript tool developer for the Mozilla Corporation. For his work on jQuery he was inducted into the Rochester Institute of Technology's Innovation Hall of Fame on April 30, 2010.

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      "Javascript on steroids" is what some call jQuery: a library of shortcuts to help web developers access the power of Javascript... and then some! This was the contribution of the young Internet programmer, John Resig.

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    SP: So, you’re writing a book, and regularly posting articles on different sites (including your own); you’re speaking at conferences, and coding on several different projects. You’re obviously a very busy person. Can we get a glimpse of the other side of John Resig? What do you do for fun? What are your favorite bands/movies/games/books/magazines/web sites?