What Is JQuery

  • 15 Mar, 2012

    Jquery is a light weight java script library with the motto of write less do more.

    Jquery Main Features are:

    • It’s open source, and the project is licensed under an MIT and a GNU General
    Public License (GPL) license. It’s free, yo, in multiple ways!
    • It’s small (18 KB minified) and gzipped (114 KB, uncompressed).
    • It’s incredibly popular, which is to say it has a large community of users and a
    healthy amount of contributors who participate as developers and evangelists.
    • It normalizes the differences between web browsers so that you don’t have to.
    • It’s intentionally a lightweight footprint with a simple yet clever plugin
    • Its repository of plugins is vast and has seen steady growth since jQuery’s release.
    • Its API is fully documented, including inline code examples, which in the world
    of JavaScript libraries is a luxury. Heck, any documentation at all was a luxury for
    • It’s friendly, which is to say it provides helpful ways to avoid conflicts with other
    JavaScript libraries.
    • Its community support is actually fairly useful, including several mailing lists, IRC
    channels, and a freakishly insane amount of tutorials, articles, and blog posts from
    the jQuery community.
    • It’s openly developed, which means anyone can contribute bug fixes, enhancements,and development help.
    • Its development is steady and consistent, which is to say the development team is not afraid of releasing updates.
    • Its adoption by large organizations has and will continue to breed longevity and
    stability (e.g., Microsoft, Dell, Bank of America, Digg, CBS, Netflix).
    • It’s incorporating specifications from the W3C before the browsers do. As an example,
    jQuery supports a good majority of the CSS3 selectors.
    • It’s currently tested and optimized for development on modern browsers
    (Chrome 1, Chrome Nightly, IE 6, IE 7, IE 8, Opera 9.6, Safari 3.2, WebKit Nightly,
    Firefox 2, Firefox 3, Firefox Nightly).
    • It’s downright powerful in the hands of designer types as well as programmers.
    jQuery does not discriminate.
    • Its elegance, methodologies, and philosophy of changing the way JavaScript is
    written is becoming a standard in and of itself. Consider just how many other
    solutions have borrowed the selector and chaining patterns.
    • Its unexplainable by-product of feel-good programming is contagious and certainly
    unavoidable; even the critics seem to fall in love with aspects of jQuery.
    • Its documentation has many outlets (e.g., API browser, dashboard apps, cheat
    sheets) including an offline API browser (AIR application).
    • It’s purposely bent to facilitate unobtrusive JavaScript practices.
    • It has remained a JavaScript library (as opposed to a framework) at heart while at
    the same time providing a sister project for user interface widgets and application
    development (jQuery UI).
    • Its learning curve is approachable because it builds upon concepts that most developers and designers already understand (e.g., CSS and HTML).

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  • 10 Feb, 2012

    jQuery is a light weight JavaScript library which provides fast and easy way of HTML DOM traversing and manipulation,its event handling,its client side animations, etc. One of the greatest features of jQuery is that jQuery supports an efficient way to implement AJAX applications because of its light weight nature and make normalize and efficient web programs.

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