CHAPTER 2

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Getting Started with jQuery

In the previous chapter, we had discussed the evolution of jQuery and tried to demonstrate the answer to the question Why to use jQuery? Now that you are prepared to go a step further, the time is ripe to set up the development environment. In this chapter, you will become familiar with the fundamentals of jQuery by coming to terms with its workings. By the chapter’s conclusion, you will have become familiar with the following topics:

  • The Document Object Model’s ubiquity in web development
  • Downloading and setting up jQuery
  • jQuery Fundamentals
  • Working with jQuery

Document Object Model (DOM)

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