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In this book we've demonstrated how to combine jQuery and ASP.NET MVC 5 to build web pages that are interactive. jQuery is a great library, but you can only go so far with jQuery. As a library, jQuery gives you the ability to select DOM elements, manipulate DOM elements, wire up events, and communicate with the web server, but it doesn't provide any structure, patterns, or abstractions to address a true client-side HTML 5 application.