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Danny Guo
Aug 13, 2019 ⋅ 6 min read

The history and legacy of jQuery

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3 Replies to "The history and legacy of jQuery"

  1. Great read! As a newbie, I was wondering about this. I had been getting the feeling that jQuery was losing popularity/usage and now I know why. Thanks for the history lesson as well!

  2. You forgot to mention another scenario for When to Use jQuery. And this still happens to me from time to time, when you want to use some JavaScript library that depends on jQuery, as quite a few of them still do. I am beginning to see a trend where the maintainers of these libraries are doing complete rewrites to remove jQuery dependency, just as Bootstrap is doing with v5. Just this week I went to use a popular formvalidation that I have used in the past, and upon navigating to the website, it was clear that things were different. After further inspection, I realized that they completely removed jQuery as a dependency.

  3. Good article! Note there was always Dojo, ExtJS, YUI and other frameworks for proper web based application development. JQuery was very popular and successful amongst the masses, because it was easy, accessible, low lying fruit, but it certainly wasn’t the right tool for the job of high end enterprise frameworks and applications 🙂

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