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Learning jQuery - Fourth Edition by Karl Swedberg, Jonathan Chaffer

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Preface

In 2005, inspired by pioneers in the field such as Dean Edwards and Simon Willison, John Resig put together a set of functions to make it easy to programmatically find elements on a web page and assign behaviors to them. By the time he first publicly announced his project in January 2006, he had added DOM modification and basic animations. He gave it the name jQuery to emphasize the central role of finding or querying parts of a web page and acting on them with JavaScript. Rapidly over the years since then, jQuery has grown in its feature set, improved in its performance, and gained widespread adoption by many of the most popular sites on the Internet. While Resig has since stepped down from his role as lead developer of the project, jQuery ...

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