[Seaside] JQuery & JQuery-UI documentation / learning material

Karsten Kusche karsten at heeg.de
Sun Oct 6 08:01:44 UTC 2019

Hi Elie,

Seaside is a pretty old framework. Unlike most web-technology, it’s still maintained though. Many years ago there were a number of jQuery frameworks that allowed websites to be more dynamic. That’s why Seaside supports Scriptaculous, Prototype, jQuery and jQuery UI. If you check the Wikipedia pages of any of these, you’ll see that jQuery is the single still actively developed javascript framework from back then.
So if you want to know which ones to learn: only jQuery is worthwhile. Like the other frameworks jQuery UI is petty much dead (last update was 10 years ago). For good looking widgets the standard today is more or less Bootstrap (but as always on the internet, there’re alternatives that might or might not be better). There is a bootstrap implementation in Seaside, but i’m not sure if it’s included in the standard installation. I also don’t know which version of Bootstrap it is, the latest version is 4.3, but 3.x is still widely used.

As for documentation: the Smalltalk interface to these web-technologies is typically very close to the original implementation.
For example in jQuery (in javascript) you write: jQuery("div“).show().That’s two pieces, first you find all DIV elements in the HTML DOM tree, then you tell all of them to show. In Smalltalk that’s written as: (html jQuery: 'div‘) show.

The documentation can be found at: http://api.jquery.com/jquery and http://api.jquery.com/show. As you can see the URLs follow a VERY simple schema, so just place your function-name at the end and go directly to the relevant documentation. Please note that in jQuery it’s super common to have different behaviour for the same function based on different arguments.

For Bootstrap the documentation can be found at: getbootstrap.com<http://getbootstrap.com>. There it’s a bit more difficult as bootstrap is not a javascript framework but a mix of html, css and javascript. javascript playing only a tiny part, the biggest part in Bootstrap is creating correct html with the right set of attributes so that the appropriate css rules can kick in.

That being said: if you want to learn more about any of these frameworks, just pick some tutorials on the web and create their html and javascript using Seaside.

Kind Regards

Georg Heeg eK

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Am 6. Oktober 2019 um 07:08:19, Elie Choueiri (elie.choueiri at gmail.com<mailto:elie.choueiri at gmail.com>) schrieb:

For example, what is (html jQuery load) --- What does `load` do? Is
there any documentation to explain when I should use it?

On 10/6/19, Elie Choueiri <elie.choueiri at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, I did not know about those links, they do help!
> If there are any other resources, please let me know. And if it's
> better to use scriptaculous over jQuery?
> On 10/4/19, BrunoBB <smalltalk at adinet.com.uy> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Did you installed Seaside ?
>> If so then go to url:
>> http://localhost:8080/javascript/jquery-ui
>> And there are some JQuery examples there.
>> Also check:
>> http://localhost:8080/javascript/jquery
>> regards,
>> bruno
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