Introduction

Welcome to jQuery!

You are on the verge of learning how to add the world’s most popular JavaScript library to your websites and web applications. You’ll be joining the ranks of developers for companies like Google, ESPN, and Best Buy in applying jQuery to your web development arsenal.

Originally developed in 2005 by John Resig, the jQuery library has grown into a mature and powerful tool for enhancing web pages. Developers worldwide took up the banner and began developing widgets (called plugins) using the jQuery library for the foundation. The jQuery group joined in the plugin craze, absorbing some very popular plugins into its framework and adding some widgets to an additional library, jQuery UI, in 2007.

Since that time, the jQuery ...

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