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Define jQuery

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Define jQuery

jQuery is a scripting language that can manipulate HTML tags after they are downloaded in a web browser. jQuery is a fast, small, and rich feature javascript library. jQuery is use to traversal, manipulation, event handling, and animate HTML elements. jQuery is a case sensitive language, use to create dynamic website with animations. jQuery is developed by John Resig in january 2006 at BarCamp NYC, with a nice motto: "Write less, do more".

It is currently headed by Timmy Wilson and maintained by a team of developers. Nowadays, jQuery is widely used technology. Most of the websites are using jQuery.

Features of jQuery

  1. Lightweight − jQuery is a small and lightweight JavaScript library.
  2. Animations − The jQuery comes with plenty of built-in animation effects which you can use in your websites.
  3. DOM manipulation − The jQuery made it easy to select DOM elements, traverse them and modifying their content by using cross-browser open source selector engine.
  4. Event handling − The jQuery offers an easy way to capture a wide variety of events, such as a mouse events, keyboard events, focus, blur etc.
  5. AJAX Support − The jQuery helps you a lot to develop a responsive and feature-rich site using AJAX technology.
  6. Cross Browser Support − The jQuery has cross-browser support, and works well in IE 6.0+, FireFox 2.0+, Safari 3.0+, Chrome and Opera 9.0+
Version No Release Date
1.0 August 26, 2006
1.1 January 14, 2007
1.2 September 10, 2007
1.3 January 14, 2009
1.4 January 14, 2010
1.5 January 31, 2011
1.6 May 3, 2011
1.7 November 3, 2011
1.8 August 9, 2012
1.9 January 15, 2013
1.10 May 24, 2013
1.11 January 24, 2014
1.12 January 8, 2016
2.0 April 18, 2013
2.1 January 24, 2014
2.2 January 8, 2016
3.0 June 9, 2016
3.1 July 7, 2016
3.2 March 16, 2017
3.3 January 19, 2018

Drawback of Javascript

  1. Javascript is not supported equally by all browsers specially in older browsers
  2. So many impressive things that can be done with javascript required complicated programming.

The solution of above drawback is to include the use of jQuery. jQuery is a javascript library of code that is already been written for you by some talented programmers. JQuery also simplify many of the common things which javascript not.