This is the reason why page loads faster. Being a lightweight library and supporting thousands of features including CSS manipulation, DOM manipulation, Ajax, animation and a lot more.
- It is Open Source.
It is developed by the Open Source Community and is available for free.
- Lots of Tutorials.
There are infinite number of tutorials available on the internet to learn. It is not a cumbersome library to learn and understand its use.
- Cross-Platform Support
It provides a cross-platform support running the same way as on all the major browsers providing a support even to Internet Explorer 6!
- Easy DOM traversing and manipulation
With it’s use, it is easy to traverse HTML elements being the parent element or the child element of the selected element. It has made DOM manipulation a lot easier.
We will see how the source code works with a video which is recorded by Paul Irish in screencast form. Now, you must be having the question “who is Paul Irish?”
Paul Irish is a front-end developer and currently working on Google Chrome team focused on Developer tools. He has developed tools like Modernizr, Yeoman, CSS3 Please and HTML5 Boilerplate and co-created projects like HTML5 Please, mothereffingtextshadow, mothereffinghsl etc.
Paul used to host the amazing yayQuery Podcast. He long loved music and kept the Aurgasm music blog up for 10 years. To know more about Paul Irish, you can visit his blog here.
Let’s what he has to say in his video “10 Things I Learned from the jQuery Source”.
You can download jQuery using the npm repository and install using the following command: –
npm install jquery
You can also download it from its official website where you can find out it’s latest versions.