What is jQuery ?

jQuery

jQuery is a cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. It was released in January 2006 at BarCamp NYC by John Resig. Used by over 46% of the 10,000 most visited websites, jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library in use today.
Query is not a language but it is a well written JavaScript code, It is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. In order to work with jQuery you should be aware of basics of JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

Advantages of jQuery

jQuery is very compact and well written JavaScript code that increases the productivity of the developer by enabling them to achieve critical UI functionality by writing very less amount of code.It helps to

• Improve the performance of the application
• Develop most browser compatible web page
• Implement UI related critical functionality without writing hundreds of lines of codes
• Fast
• Extensible – jQuery can be extended to implement customized behavior
• No need to learn fresh new syntaxes to use jQuery, knowing simple JavaScript syntax is enough
• Simple and Cleaner code, no need to write several lines of codes to achieve complex functionality.

How to include jQurey in your page

<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.js"></script>

Basic way to introduce a jQuery function is to use the .ready() function.

$(document).ready(function() {
// jquery goes here
});

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