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Beginning App Development with Parse and Phonegap by Stephan Alber, Wilkins Fernandez

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CHAPTER 4

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Tools and Helpers

Picking the right tool for the right job

This chapter discusses some of the tools you’ll be using throughout the rest of this book. Our goal is get you up to speed with some great resources that will help you build your next application.

jQueryto the Rescue

Perhaps the most important thing to realize about jQuery is that it’s written in JavaScript. Although there is no special magic behind the most popular JS framework, it is often the go-to choice for developers.

jQuery is a free open source JavaScript library that abstracts complex logic into an expressive and easy to use API. From DOM manipulations to simple animations, ...

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