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Chapter 1- What is JQuery?

Updated:  03/13/2013 18:03 PM
Author:  Shiju Mathews

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What is JQuery?                             
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jQuery is a lightweight, JavaScript library.The purpose of jQuery is to make it much easier to use JavaScript on website.

jQuery takes a lot of common tasks that require many lines of JavaScript code to accomplish, and wraps them into methods that you can call with a single line of code. jQuery Cross-Browser compatible and will run exactly the same in all major browsers.

jQuery also simplifies a lot of the complicated things from JavaScript, like AJAX calls and DOM manipulation.

The jQuery library contains the following features:

HTML/DOM manipulation
CSS manipulation
HTML event methods
Effects and animations

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