jQuery Tutorial

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jQuery History

jQuery is a JavaScript library was originally created by John Resig in January 2006 at BarCamp NYC.

Why jQuery?

jQuery is designed to simplify HTML DOM tree traversal and manipulation, as well as CSS animation, event handling, and Ajax.

How to Use jQuery?

To use jQuery, follow any of the below methods.

  • Download - Download jQuery's JavaScript file from jQuery.com and link it to your web page where you are going to use the jQuery.
  • CDN - You can link (without downloading) the jQuery's JavaScript file to your web page to use jQuery. The following are the file to be linked, if you choose CDN.
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<head> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script> </head>

Usage Rights

jQuery is an open-source (MIT License) and free for all uses: government, commercial, personal or educational.


To learn jQuery, you need to have a basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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