What is jQuery?

jqueryjQuery is basically a lightweight JavaScript library, which simplifies the coding process with JavaScript and helps in creating more powerful JavaScript applications.  Unlike JavaScript, jQuery is compatible with all browsers, thus you don’t need to worry about browser engine compatibility or need to add any kind of additional checks for browser engine before code execution.

jQuery makes DOM (Document Object Model) manipulation, animation, event handling, and Ajax execution way more easy with easy to use API.  There are numerous plugins available for jQuery which makes it a very feature rich library.  The execution time of jQuery is extremely fast as compared to raw JavaScript.

Advantages of Using jQuery

  • Cross-browser compatibility.
  • Easy to use as compared to raw JavaScript.
  • Large development community to get free useful plugins and support.
  • Extensibility.
  • Easy to use API for Ajax.
  • Complete documentation about its implementation.