JQUERY Advanced Forms and Applications

What is jQuery

jQuery is not a language but it is a well written JavaScript code, As quoted on official jQuery website “it is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development.“

In order to work with jQuery you should be aware of basics of JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

It was released in January 2006 at BarCamp NYC by John Resig.

Licensing: It is free, open source software Dual-licensed under the MIT License and the GNU General Public License. Microsoft has integrated jQuery officially into its IDE Visual Studio 2010 and jQuery intellisense is available in Visual Studio 2010 now.

Why jQuery

jQuery is very compact and well written JavaScript code that increases the productivity of the developer by enabling them to achieve critical UI functionality by writing very less amount of code.

It helps to

• Improve the performance of the application
• Develop most browser compatible web page
• Implement UI related critical functionality without writing hundreds of lines of codes
• Fast
• Extensible – jQuery can be extended to implement customized behavior

Other advantages of jQuery are

• No need to learn fresh new syntaxes to use jQuery, knowing simple JavaScript syntax is enough
• Simple and Cleaner code, no need to write several lines of codes to achieve complex functionality.
Where to download jQuery from

jQuery javascript file can be downloaded from jQuery Official website http://www.jquery.com/