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jQuery Ajax and Deferred Object

We'll cover the use of jQuery Deferred Objects in your development workflow, using a simple ajax application as an example.

Deferreds allow us to handle blocking process, like complex calculations or ajax calls, in an asynchronous way. In other words, we can do other things while we wait for a particular process to complete. They'll help you create more performant and better organized code.


This is an intermediate topic, and will benefit you the most if you come with an existing understanding of the basics of jQuery and javascript callbacks.

Using functions, including anonymous and closures in javascript:

jQuery Ajax:

Check out the api documentation if you want a head start for the meetup:

Comment below if you have questions.

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  • Chuck H

    Thanks Antonio. You guys are great!

    August 30, 2013

  • Antonio L.

    Hi All, Github repo to what was covered:

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • Laura

    Grant is an eminent host, Antonio's demonstration was awesome, the participants had great questions. I had a blast.

    2 · August 30, 2013

  • Shane P.


    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Laura

    I expect to be overwhelmed with an avalanche of jQuery knowledge. Nothing less.

    3 · August 2, 2013

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