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What is jQuery?

Alongside of the growth and evolution of the web, a concern for a more dynamic web pages arose. Creating the JavaScript language was for the purpose of solving this problem. On the account of its many qualities, JavaScript has established itself as a must for web2.0. One could stop at this point, but the progress doesn’t stop. For the sake of faster, more productive, more efficient JavaScript development, the jQuery framework was created. It is the work of a man, John Resig, in 2006, who was working then for Mozilla.

jQuery is a JavaScript framework, that is, a framework that facilitates the design of applications in JavaScript. Development with jQuery is all about simplicity and efficiency. Hence its motto “jQuery. Write Less, Do More”. In fact, jQuery is presented as a single file gathering many JavaScript functions. To better understand its value, we can think of it as a toolbox where functions represent the tools that enable writing and promote efficiency.

Why you need to use jQuery framework?

jQuery is the most popular JavaScirpt framework on the web. Thanks to its qualities and its simplicity, many developers make use of it for the design of websites. It is even considered the basis of development in JavaScript. Moreover, several technology giants use it for their sites. We can cite Google, Mozilla and Amazon.

jQuery’s benefits :

  • Code compatible with all browsers. Efficiency is really JQuery’s watchword. Thanks to it, you no longer need to worry about the compatibility of the code with browsers. Code that respects the standards of this framework will be compatible with all web browsers.
  • Facilitates the management of AJAX. Along with browser compatibility, JQuery makes it easy to use AJAX. A single function allows it to be instantiated and provides the tools necessary for its management.
  • Efficient for creating animations. It offers a wide range of functions for creating effects on web pages. Whether it is to make a block disappear, or to animate a button, functions exist for this purpose.
  • Advanced management of forms. On the client side, it allows advanced pre-processing of forms.

It is important to note that jQuery is not the only framework for JavaScript. Other frameworks exist including Angular, ReactJS and VueJS.