By Deane Barker on February 22, 2007

jQuery: The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library: We need another JavaScript library like we need a hole in the head, but this one looks quite good.

jQuery is a fast, concise, JavaScript Library that simplifies how you traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax interactions to your web pages. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.

Some good documentation. I like the striping table rows and the drop shadow thing looks good.



  1. I’ve been quite impressed with jQuery. I originally used the whole prototype scriptaculous duo, but jquery better suited my tastebuds.

    I recently had an old html form that I needed to change data in based on other data input. Rather than have an html onload= on every input, I was able to write just a few lines of jquery to handle it all.

    I had also never done anything with XPath and was forced into it via the same form, and jQuery handled it with ease.

  2. Hi Guys,

    Agree 100% on this, there’s far too many Javascript libraries out there. You’d think that if they pooled their resources they could come up with something truly worthwhile.

    FWIW, I quite like YUI, I use the date widget a lot.

    Great site by the way!

  3. Barry, you’ll be happy to know that YUI-EXT and jQuery are joining forces. jQuery will be an optional “engine” (instead of DomQuery) for YUI-EXT. It seems pooled resources are beginning to happen.

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