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Learn jQueryjQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library developed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. jQuery is considered the most popular JavaScript Library used today, with installation on 65% of the top ten million highest-trafficked web sites on the Web. jQuery is free, open-source software licensed under the MIT License.

jQuery’s syntax allows for easier navigation of a document, selection of DOM elements, creation of animations, handle over events, and development of Ajax applications. jQuery also provides capabilities for developers to create plug-ins on top of this JavaScript Library. This gives developers the ability to create abstractions for low-level animation and interaction, advanced effects and high-level, themeable widgets. The approach that to the jQuery library allows the creation of effective dynamic webpages and Web applications.

The set of jQuery core features include—DOM, traversal and manipulation — enabled by its selector engine (named “Sizzle” from v1.3), created a new “programming style”, fusing algorithms and DOM data structures. This style influenced the architecture of other JavaScript frameworks like YUI v3 and Dojo, later stimulating the creation of the standard Selectors API.

Microsoft and Nokia bundle jQuery on their platforms. Microsoft includes it with Visual Studio for use within Microsoft’s ASP.NET AJAX and ASP.NET MVC frameworks while Nokia has integrated it into the Web Run-Time widget development platform.

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