CHAPTER 1

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Evolution of jQuery

The first and foremost question that web developers about to start working on jQuery face is, Are JavaScript and jQuery related, or are they two completely different entities altogether? Although we could simply reply, yes, they are related, and move on, we will attempt in this chapter to introduce jQuery and its evolution from JavaScript. By the end of this chapter, we hope to have explained the following:

  • How JavaScript is used to solve common web development problems
  • The most common challenges that web developers face
  • Changing times and, hence, technology
  • The mastermind behind jQuery
  • Why jQuery is an important ...

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