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Ray Nicholus, Beyond jQuery, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2235-5_1

1. The Oppressive Magic of jQuery

Ray Nicholus

(1)Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, USA

For many years, both amateur and professional web developers alike have made use of jQuery to ease the burden of bringing a library or web application to market. In a sense, jQuery has been an integral part of web development . Even at the time of writing, jQuery is referenced in the vast majority of public websites,1 more so than any other library, by a wide margin.

Many developers seem to consider jQuery to be a default requirement. The common thought is: if you are developing a library or a web application, you must depend on jQuery. jQuery is seen as this magical black box that solves all ...

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