Empowering JavaScript Through jQuery

Once I discovered jQuery, my life as a web developer changed. There are few libraries, tools, etc. that I can honestly say have completely changed the way I code. In all honesty, jQuery makes the difficult aspects of JavaScript and turns them into a strength. I recommend it over any other JavaScript library I know. It is smaller, leaner, straight forwards, and more powerful than anything out there. Large companies like Google, Microsoft, and Dell use it. Microsoft is now including jQuery in Visual Studio, their powerful IDE for making websites. If anything, I have yet to meet a person who has used jQuery and has gone to anything else.

Learning anything new can be challenging, so I thought I would share my resources on learning jQuery. First off you need to check out jQuery’s tutorial section. I recommend just about every tutorial on there, and each will help you understand jQuery a little better. Once you’ve gone through the tutorials on how jQuery, sit down and make something meaningful with it. Don’t just follow the tutorials, but actually try to use it in your next project. Soon you’ll see how amazing jQuery can be. Last but not least, my absolute favorite quick reference is Visual jQuery by Remy Sharp & Yehuda Katz. When ever I need to look up quickly how to do something, I use can find it within seconds on Visual jQuery.

I’m going to try to post at least one tip or trick with jQuery every week, not only to help me keep a history of my tricks, but to help others solve common problems. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I’d be more than happy to answer any questions.

1 thought on “Empowering JavaScript Through jQuery

  1. Agreed. jQuery is simply amazing


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