Any good documentation or examples on this? ive seen several questions/answers involving jquery helping modules do custom things.
I'd love to see the baby steps first.
am i close?
No im afraid there is no documentation and there are no public examples. We had our hands full designing, building, documenting and testing the UI and the view-development layer and getting it all out there. We totally know that we'll have to open up and document a deeper layer for more developer use cases, and whatever the decision, we'll have to spend time building examples and tools where today there are none or almost none. There's a fair bit of anxiety as to what any of that even means. It may be resulting in another major rewrite of the entire front-end codebase again but I'm less involved so i dont really know.
Short version - my caveat on the other question is for real - to put it more starkly the only way to proceed is going to involve a lot of time digging through source code. If you dont have several hours at the beginning to do masochistic random walks through the codebase and the comments, you wont make it out the other side.
but your app can have a single JS file that it contributes, and you put that file at 'appserver/static/application.js'. I dont think any other file will get picked up.
You dont have to put jquery in yourself because it will already be there courtesy of splunk.
to go back up to 10,000 feet, custom development as a general topic falls into the following bullets:
It depends on what you're interested in doing. If you want to use your own custom JQuery in an app to affect the way app content is presented, you can do this and quite easily. I suggest you check out the Getting Started app that ships with Splunk. This app contains JQuery/custom JS that is used to show/hide menu items and TOC. That should be enough to get you started building your own custom JS into your app.
The other option for including custom JS is building a custom event renderer. This is useful if you want to change the way your events are displayed in Splunk Web. Documentation for this is here: http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/Developer/EventRendering. In fact, I'd suggest perusing that entire section of the Developer Manual, since there are other options for customization that might work for you: http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/Developer/CustomizationOptions
If you want to change the modules, as Nick mentioned, there is no documentation on this and there is no real support for doing this, yet.
Can you clarify what exactly you're interested in doing with your JS/JQuery and then we can give you more specific instructions?