One of your authors is a grizzled veteran whose involvement in programming dates back to when FORTRAN was the bomb, and the other is an enthusiastic domain expert, savvy beyond his years, who’s barely ever known a world without an Internet. How did two people with such disparate backgrounds come together to work on a joint project?

The answer is, obviously, jQuery.

The paths by which we came together over our affection for this most useful of client-side tools are as different as night and day.

I (Bear) first heard of jQuery while I was working on Ajax in Practice. Near the end of the creation cycle of a book is a whirlwind phase known as the copyedit when the chapters are reviewed for grammatical correctness and clarity (among other ...

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