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Rebecca Murphey
Works at Bazaarvoice
Attended Lehigh University
Lives in Durham, NC
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JavaScript application developer
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  • Bazaarvoice
    Software developer, 2013 - present
  • Bocoup
    Senior JavaScript Engineer, 2012 - 2012
  • Toura Mobile
    Lead JavaScript developer, 2011 - 2012
  • Rebecca Murphey Consulting LLC
    JavaScript application developer, 2011
  • DailyStrength
    Lead front-end engineer, 2008 - 2008
  • webslingerz
    Front-end developer, 2006 - 2008
  • Koroberi
    Production artist, 2003 - 2006
  • Elmira Star-Gazette
    Copy editor, 1996 - 2001
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Durham, NC
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Horseheads, NY - Bethlehem, PA - Washington, DC - Chapel Hill, NC - Elmira, NY
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I'm a Senior JavaScript Engineer at Bocoup in Boston, a co-host of the yayQuery podcast, a co-organizer of TXJS, a contributor to the jQuery Cookbook from O’Reilly, and the author of the open-source jQuery Fundamentals training material. I speak on emerging JavaScript topics at numerous conferences. I live in Durham, North Carolina, with my partner, our dog Ellie, and two terrible cats.
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It was more than two years ago that I first released jQuery Fundamentals, a free online guide to learning the jQuery library. Today, with the help of +Bocoup, I'm happy to announce that both the content and the site have gotten a huge face lift. 

http://bocoup.com/img/weblog/jquery-fundamentals.png

Check it out at http://jqfundamentals.com and please share your feedback!
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Rebecca, I recently started learning JavaScript, and jQuery, and I found your old guide most helpful. After finnishing the old guide, I browsed a few sections in your new guide - I found them even better! The hands-on tutorial style is great, but for reading, especially on a tablet PC, a single page version would be a nice addition.
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+Ben Alman and I are heading to Atlanta for a jQuery Essentials training next month -- earlybird tickets are on sale for just a few more days! Where do you want to see us go next?
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+Peter Ahlers I'm afraid Europe isn't in the cards at the moment, but I don't rule it out in 2013 :)
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+Rebecca Murphey Thank you!
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Great description of a project to refactor legacy CSS using SASS. More stories like this please!
 
I love SASS - it's no secret. Here's a great example of refactoring your un-godly CSS => http://wildbit.com/blog/2012/04/16/refactoring-14000-lines-of-css-into-sass/
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Some notes about experimenting with technologies I wanted to get to know, and about learning new technologies in general.
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Exciting times indeed!
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Watch our hangout live with Rebecca and Rick here: http://youtu.be/9MZoB9_-SDE   
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I joined +Chris Coyier and +Dave Rupert for an hour of fun on the Shop Talk Show last week. http://shoptalkshow.com/episodes/030-with-rebecca-murphey/
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Loved it! Thank you.
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http://weblog.bocoup.com/getting-bitwise-with-javascript/

What I learned about bitwise operations in JavaScript while playing with +Rick Waldron's Johnny FIve.
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Great post: "That said: if you like JavaScript, you should get an Arduino, and you should build things with Johnny Five. Rick said it best with his initial encouragement to me: as people who make things on computer screens all day, it’s incredibly cool the first time you make an LED light up in the real world"
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Some thoughts on how expectations have changed for front-end developers, as we shift from an emphasis on cross-browser trivia to an emphasis on tools that make us more efficient and productive.
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Impressive and outstanding work ... I've asked my team to look after ;-)
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Mulberry, Toura's app development toolkit that uses PhoneGap to deliver content-rich native mobile apps, has landed on GitHub. Visit http://mulberry.toura.com to learn more, download, and fork!
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Thanks to you +Joseph Chagan! I really do envy you for meeting these great guys at jqconf! :) Thanks to +Rebecca Murphey as well for jquery fundamentals, yayquery ecc. ecc.
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