Why JQuery

jquery-logoJQuery has got to be the most popular Javascript framework in the web development world today. It is something that definitely a must have in every web developer arsenal. Why ?


It takes a lot of heavy lifting for us. We no longer need to code a lot of basic functions. Those are readily available in the JQuery script. Referring to an element id is as simple as ${“element-id”}. No longer must we write document.getElementByID(“element-ID”). And that is just the basic.

Clean separation between presentation and code.

We can simply create a basic html, with no event trigger needed to be put inside the html. The trigger can be handled by JQuery $().click{} function defined in an external javascript file.

For front-end tasks, JQuery can fit into most task that a website needs to be interactive.