About Jquery

History Of jQuery

Original author(s) John Resig
Developer(s) jQuery Team
Initial release August 26, 2006
Stable release 2.0.2 / May 30, 2013
Development status Active
Written in JavaScript
Platform Internet Explorer 9+
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Safari
Opera
(current – 1 version)
Size 32 KB zipped / 91.6 KB (production mode) / 252 KB (development mode)
Type JavaScript library
License MIT
Website jquery.com

What is jQuery?

jQuery is a lightweight, “write less, do more”, JavaScript library.

The purpose of jQuery is to make it much easier to use JavaScript on your website.

jQuery takes a lot of common tasks that require many lines of JavaScript code to accomplish, and wraps them into methods that you can call with a single line of code.

jQuery also simplifies a lot of the complicated things from JavaScript, like AJAX calls and DOM manipulation.

The jQuery library contains the following features:

  • HTML/DOM manipulation
  • CSS manipulation
  • HTML event methods
  • Effects and animations
  • AJAX
  • Utilities

Why jQuery?

There are a lots of other JavaScript frameworks out there, but jQuery seems to be the most popular, and also the most extendable.

Many of the biggest companies on the Web use jQuery, such as:

  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • Netflix
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