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jQuery: new lightweight javascript library January 21, 2006

Posted by lukaszfelsztukier in ajax, framework, Javascript.

John Resig, the man behind RSS to JSON and lots of other great Javascript projects, came up with a Javascript framework that’s light, fast and elegant as well.

jQuery is a Javascript library that takes this motto to heart: Writing Javascript code should be fun. jQuery acheives this goal by taking common, repetitive, tasks, stripping out all the unnecessary markup, and leaving them short, smart and understandable. A quick example:


Quick Facts:

  • jQuery supports CSS 1-3 and basic XPath.
  • jQuery is about 10kb in size.
  • jQuery works in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera.


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