What is jQuery?
“Write less, Do More” – jQuery punch line says it all. It’s a fast and concise library that you can use for HTML document traversing, event handling, animating and Ajax interactions. It makes web development fast and easy.
Why use jQuery?
All these features make it very popular and that’s why it’s a hot technology to learn among web application developers. It has become the industry standard to use jQuery to create rich web applications and almost all the major web application companies like Google, Yahoo, Digg, WordPress, Drupal use it somewhere in their applications.
Features of jQuery
- DOM element selectors
- DOM traversal and modification
- Event handling, for example Browser events, Mouse events, Form events
- CSS manipulation
- Effects and animations
- Ajax integration
We will explore all the features of jQuery in future posts that will help you in mastering jQuery.