Preface

When JavaScript first hit the Internet scene, it was quickly disregarded by experts as a toy suitable for diversion and useless for user interaction. Today, it is the driving force that helps create rich user interfaces, seamless data integration, and client-side support.

Although everything is possible using plain JavaScript, many have discovered the use of various libraries and frameworks to help them do more. jQuery is the perfect library to fill the need for JavaScript integration. The motto of jQuery is write less, do more. This is something the jQuery team takes very seriously. Whether you are working on a standard desktop site that needs a little DOM modification, or you’re adding your own custom set of controls, or even if you’re ...

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