CHAPTER 1

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Introduction

1-1. About jQuery 2.0

jQuery is a multi-browser, lightweight, and extensible open source JavaScript library that can be used to simplify client-side and client-to-server communication scripting. It simplifies coding by replacing many lines of JavaScript code with fewer lines by using jQuery built-in methods. Some of the main features of jQuery include:

  • Dynamic HTML creation and manipulation
  • HTML events handling
  • Effects and animations
  • Client to server communication

In addition to core jQuery, this book also covers jQuery UI and jQueryMobile, which are built on the core.

As of writing of this book, the latest version of jQuery ...

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