An Insight Into JQuery Library


A brief about jQuery

jQuery can be defined as a cross-browser library that is made to ease HTML scripting from client-side. Making it easier and faster to build JavaScript web applications and webpages, jQuery allows web programmers to write single line of codes instead of 10-20 JavaScript code lines. With jQuery, writing a JavaScript code can be an absolute fun. It reduces the total time consumed by taking the most common and repetitive tasks while clearing out the extraneous markup to make them short and easily understandable.

jQuery can be used to develop extraordinary web 2.0 applications. By keeping the JavaScript code succinct and clear for programmers, jQuery library has overpowered JavaScript by providing exclusive functionality and features.

Favors jQuery do for Web Programmers

It is a freely available, open-source software that ensures easy navigation of a document, selecting Document Object Model, evolving pleasing animations, developing Ajax applications and handling events. Most of the web developers today make use of this Javascript library as it provides capability to developers pertaining to the evolvement of plug-in over JavaScript library. With intelligent features it provides, web developers are facilitated with animation and lower-level abstractions,theme-based widgets and many advanced effects. This further ensures development of powerful, static web pages.

In addition, jQuery allows web developers to search and manipulate HTML elements efficiently with minimum possible coding. The support is provided with the help of a ‘selector’ application programing interface that gives developers an opportunity to make HTML element related queries and further applying commands.

Another most intriguing jQuery command attribute is their ability to be hooked together. Such a thing allows feeding of one command into the other. jQuery also encompasses an already installed animation APIs set that can be brought to use as commands.

Exclusive jQuery features are:

  1. DOM functions of element selection
  2. DOM modification and traversal
  3. CSS manipulations
  4. Events handling
  5. Ajax
  6. Animations and other effects
  7. Flexibility
  8. Javascript Plug-ins
  9. Utilities

What all can be achieved using jQuery?

jQuery as we discussed is used for writing JavaScript applications without much difficulty and thus integrating captivating animated effects when compared to those developed in Flash. Besides this, jQuery can help web programmers in:

  1. Addition of fading, sliding and expanding or contracting effects to elements
  2. Allows Javascript to gather additional data from Web server without there being any need of reloading the page
  3. New content can be added, removed or rearranged over web page in just few lines of code
  4. Helps in building animated slideshows and lightboxes
  5. Allows creation of multi-level dropdown animated menus
  6. Allows development of dragging and dropping interfaces.

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