Friday, May 31, 2013

jQuery in PeopleTools 8.53

A lot of customers are now working with PeopleTools 8.53. If you open Application Designer and search for HTML definitions named PT_JQUERY, you will see there are 2 (sometimes more) new jQuery JavaScript definitions included with PeopleTools 8.53:

  • jQuery 1.6.2
  • jQuery UI 1.8.17
  • Mobile jQuery (modules with mobile apps)

You no longer need to download, upload, or otherwise install jQuery to use it with PeopleSoft applications. One interesting thing I noted in the PeopleTools jQuery file is that the end of the jQuery file uses jQuery.noConflict() to replace $ with ptjq162. Unfortunately, it doesn't take advantage of the include protection I described in my post jQuery Plugin Include Protection, so be careful using it in pagelets directly.

4 comments:

Daniel Kibler said...

Jim

Do you have any insight into why they are using such old versions?

Jim Marion said...

@Daniel, good question. I suspect it has something to do with the spec/build cycle. Tools decided to build something and picked the latest at build time, but by release time, that chosen release was dated.

Eva Lona said...

Where can i find peoplesoft events and things like that?

Jim Marion said...

@Eva, most events are related to user groups. For example, HEUG has their Alliance conference every March; Quest, OAUG, and IOUG have their Collaborate event in April; and HIUG has their Interact conference every June. There are also local user groups that hold periodic meetings (mine is semi-annual). The big OpenWorld customer event happens each year in the fall. A recent addition to the conference schedule is Reconnect.