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# 11542 8 years ago on Sat, Jan 16 2016 at 11:05 pm

jQuery is cool and makes a lot of operations in JavaScript dead simple. So... why don't I use it much?

It's powerful and makes cross-browser JavaScript easier. It is also kind of bulky, necessarily, because of all the functionality it contains. Most of what I do in JavaScript I already know how to make cross-browser functional (bet anything that now something I did will break...) so the additional layer of jQuery is almost never needed for such things.

Enough about how I use it or avoid using it, though.

Any other web developers around here want to chime in regarding this? Do you use it? Do you think it's necessary most of the time?

73's, KD8FUD

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# 11556 8 years ago on Sun, Jan 17 2016 at 12:41 am

jQuery is good for two things:

1. Pretty animations

2. Traversing the DOM without worrying about what's going to work in IE.

I don't work with it much but our web guys absolutely love it.

"Dangerous toys are fun, but you could get hurt!"

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