If you are a programmer and need to create a website or quickly and easily add improvements to the design and functionality of web pages, then you have come to the right place. With the jQuery library, this is as easy as pie. Let’s consider it more closely.

jQuery is a popular cross-platform library dating back to early 2006 that was released thanks to the laborious efforts of John Resig. Thanks to it, JavaScript became even more accessible and DOM manipulation easier than ever. Many frameworks use this library, for example, Bootstrap by Twitter. Thanks to its easy-to-learn character and concise syntax, the platform has attracted a huge number of developers. For a long time, jQuery was deservedly considered the right choice for developing cross browser compatible websites. jQuery has gained its reputation and popularity due to its actual features, such as event handling making AJAX calls, manipulating DOM attributes and content based on CSS selectors, and a large number of JavaScript plugins.

However, the world is moving on, and JavaScript does not stand aside. Most of the jQuery features were included in the ECMAScript specification. Modern libraries and frameworks that are currently used have their own DOM-binding technique, thus making simple DOM manipulation methods not relevant anymore.