John Resig

John Resig
Born (1984-05-08) May 8, 1984
Residence New York City, USA
Institutions Khan Academy
Mozilla Corporation
Rochester Institute of Technology
Alma mater Rochester Institute of Technology[1][2]
Known for jQuery
Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja[3]
Pro JavaScript Techniques[4]

John Resig is an American software engineer and entrepreneur, best known as the creator and lead developer of the jQuery JavaScript library.[5]


Resig was educated at the Rochester Institute of Technology,[1] graduating with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science in 2005. During this time he worked with Ankur Teredesai[6][7] on data mining instant messaging networks and Jon Schull on exploring new ways of encouraging real-time online collaboration.[1]


John Resig currently works as an application developer at Khan Academy.[8] Previously, he was a JavaScript tool developer for the Mozilla Corporation. For his work on jQuery he was inducted into the Rochester Institute of Technology's Innovation Hall of Fame[1] on April 30, 2010.[1]

Software projects

Resig has started or contributed to many JavaScript libraries, including:

Resig is a frequent guest speaker at companies like Google and Yahoo! and has presented at many conferences related to web technology, including SXSW,[19] Webstock,[20] MIX, and Tech4Africa.[21]


Resig is the author of a widely read blog,[22][23] and is the author of the book Pro JavaScript Techniques, published by Apress in 2006,[4][24] Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja with Bear Bibeault, published by Manning Publications in December 2012[3] and several other papers.[6]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Gallery of Innovators | RIT Innovation Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  2. Apress, John Resig bio blurb
  3. 1 2 Resig, John. Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja. Manning Publications. ISBN 1-933988-69-X.
  4. 1 2 Resig, John (2006-12-11). Pro Javascript Techniques. Apress. p. 350. ISBN 1-59059-727-3.
  5. 1 2 Bernstein, M. (2010). "Profile John Resig: The creator of jQuery talks about research, open source development and creating the most popular JavaScript library in use today". XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students. 17: 44. doi:10.1145/1836543.1836557.
  6. 1 2 John Resig's publications indexed by Google Scholar
  7. List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
  8. John Resig's blog, Next Steps in 2011
  9. Ignacio, Martin. "Processing.js". Processing.js. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  10. John Resig. "John Resig - Processing.js". Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  11. "Bringing the Browser". Envjs. 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  12. John Resig. "John Resig - Bringing the Browser to the Server". Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  13. "Home". GitHub. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  14. John Resig. "John Resig - JavaScript Testing Does Not Scale". Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  15. "Sizzle JavaScript Selector Library". Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  16. John Resig (2009-04-25). "John Resig - New Processing.js and Sizzle.js Sites". Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  17. "FUEL - MozillaWiki". Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  18. John Resig (2008-06-24). "John Resig - Simple Extensions in Firefox 3". Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  19. "SXSW 2012 - More Secrets of JavaScript Libraries". Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  20. "Speakers | Webstock - New Zealand's web conference". Webstock. 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  21. "Speakers at TECH4AFRICA". 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  22. John Resig - Blog. Retrieved on 2014-05-13.
  23. "Twitter / John Resig: My goal for 2008 was to do". 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  24. Pro JavaScript Techniques : 9781590597279, APRESS.COM Archived June 9, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
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