Introducing jQuery
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Published: 26 Sep 2008
In this article, Debjani examines jQuery by providing a brief overview and description of its ability to develop rich and user friendly web applications with examples. She also examines the advantages of jQuery and the concept of Chainability with relevant source code.
by Debjani Mallick
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jQuery is a JavaScript library developed by John Resig. It basically simplifies JavaScript and AJAX programming. We must be familiar about what JavaScript is and how it is used. In one line, JavaScript is a cross-platform, object-based scripting language developed by Netscape. It is used to add interactivity and dynamic content to web pages. And AJAX is the short form of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. It is basically a technique used for handling external data asynchronously through JavaScript, without the requirement of reloading an entire page. jQuery emphasizes the interaction between JavaScript and HTML.

Basics of jQuery

jQuery contains all the common DOM, event, effects, and Ajax functions in a single JavaScript file. Unlike other libraries which normally operate by introducing new classes and extending the built-in JavaScript classes, jQuery, rather than extending classes, provides a new class called jQuery. It acts as a wrapper around objects for providing extended operations upon those objects. For making use of jQuery, the particular JavaScript file (i.e. the jQuery file) needs to be included in the file which is going to use the jQuery functionality.


The benefits of using jQuery are:

It helps in enhancing JavaScript without adding a lot of burden to learn some new syntax or way of coding. It basically uses the knowledge what one already has on JavaScript.

jQuery helps in keeping the code simple, clear, readable and reusable.

It is no longer required to write a bunch of repetitious and tedious loops and DOM scripting library calls. Using jQuery, it is possible to get right to the point and act on it using the fewest possible lines of code.

jQuery's chainable methods allow a programmer to write much more compact code than other JavaScript libraries.

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Title: Nice article   
Name: vinay khanna
Date: 2009-09-17 6:31:10 AM
nice article to start working on jquery
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Date: 2009-02-09 8:07:33 AM
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Title: Mr   
Name: Razvan Puscasu
Date: 2008-10-27 4:44:25 AM
Simple and effective article. Thx for the introduction in the JQuery world.
Title: Nice Article   
Name: Joydip Kanjilal
Date: 2008-10-19 10:51:45 AM
Nice and simple.



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Title: Nice simple article   
Name: Daniel
Date: 2008-09-26 1:46:14 PM
I was looking for some articles on jQuery and I found this article which really proved helpful for me. Thanks for the article.

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