Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thoughts on JQuery Mobile

I recently had the opportunity to use JQuery Mobile. I've got to say it's a great product, and even though the first release just came out, it's stable and robust. However, if you're going to use it you need to consider that it has some quirks, and you'll need to resolve those manually until they get fixed in the next release (which come out really often, maybe once a month lately). Still, the advantages outweight the disadvantages.

The most important thing you get is a cross-platform framework that leverages development over customization. Yes, you might need to spend more time in UI development than functionality, but at the same time it allows you to deliver functionality quickly and get feedback from your clients. The analogy that comes to my mind is building blocks: JQuery Mobile provides you with pieces of code that you just need to put together!

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