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Ray Nicholus, Beyond jQuery, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2235-5_2

2. You Don’t Need jQuery (Anymore)

Ray Nicholus

(1)Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, USA

The primary goal of this chapter is to explain why a web developer like yourself should or should not use jQuery when developing a library or application. For example, file size is one common consideration when choosing browser-based dependencies. I cover the importance of this attribute and determine how it factors into your decision to utilize this library. Including exploration of the file size argument, the usefulness of jQuery will be further analyzed. As part of this particular exploration effort, I will contrast the common reasons why developers choose to use jQuery against the problems ...

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