John Resig

John Resig - creator of jQuery JavaScript Library

John Resig is an American software engineer and entrepreneur, best known as the creator and lead developer of the jQuery JavaScript library. He was born in 1984 at the 8 of May.

1 Software projects
2 Publications

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

John Resig currently works as an application developer at Khan Academy. 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 on April 30, 2010.

Software projects

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

  • jQuery, a multi-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
  • Processing.js, a port of the Processing language to JavaScript.
  • EnvJS, a port of the browser DOM to Rhino.
  • TestSwarm, a distributed continuous integration test suite for JavaScript.
  • Sizzle, a standalone, pure-JavaScript, CSS selector engine.
  • FUEL, a Firefox extension development kit.

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


Resig is the author of a widely read blog, and is the author of the books:

  • Pro JavaScript Techniques, published by Apress in 2006;
  • Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja with Bear Bibeault, published by Manning Publications in December 2012.

and several other papers.