© Jack Franklin, Russ Ferguson 2017

Jack Franklin and Russ Ferguson, Beginning jQuery, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3027-5_1

1. JavaScript You Need to Know

Jack Franklin and Russ Ferguson2

(1)Aviation House, GDS, 6th Floor Aviation House, London, UK

(2)Apt 129, Ocean, New Jersey, USA

jQuery is a framework that’s built on top of JavaScript, not a language in its own right. It is possible to write jQuery with barely any knowledge of JavaScript, but it’s not something we would recommend. If you want to be able to confidently write jQuery plug-ins for your site, or alter plug-ins others have written, you need to be familiar with basic JavaScript. That is why this book starts with JavaScript that you need to know. This chapter covers

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