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An Introduction to jQuery

It is difficult to ignore the impact that jQuery has had on the development of rich, interactive and responsive web sites. So what is jQuery?

jQuery, as the official web site says, “is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.” According to Wikipedia, jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library in use today. Even Microsoft has plans to adopt it within Visual Studio for use with ASP.NET. Continue reading …