jQuery Introduction

What is jQuery

jQuery is a lightweight library. That means jQuery has been created so that we can easily use JavaScript on our website.

Many common tasks for which long lines of JavaScript code had to be written have been divided into different methods in jQuery, which we can easily call with a single line of code when needed, to save time and space.

History of jQuery

  • jQuery initial version developed by BJohn Resig in 2005 and released in 2006.
  • It is currently maintained by a team of developers
  • jQuery was originally licensed under the CC BY-SA 2.5 and relicensed to the MIT license in 2006.

Advantages of jQuery

  • Typically does more with less code.
  • Easier to learn and to use
  • Handles browser discrepancies
  • Dom Tree navigation
  • Form validation
  • Display effects and animation
  • Advanced capabilities (Ajax)

Features of jQuery

  • Simple and easy
  • Lightweight
  • Support css3
  • Ajax support
  • Css manipulation
  • DOM Manipulation
  • Cross browser support