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What is jQuery?

jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
jQuery is a tool in the Javascript UI Libraries category of a tech stack.
jQuery is an open source tool with 57.1K GitHub stars and 20.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to jQuery's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses jQuery?

Companies
108107 companies reportedly use jQuery in their tech stacks, including Uber, Twitter, and Udemy.

Developers
69838 developers on StackShare have stated that they use jQuery.

jQuery Integrations

fancybox, Auth0, Bugsnag, Cloudinary, and Dojo are some of the popular tools that integrate with jQuery. Here's a list of all 43 tools that integrate with jQuery.
Pros of jQuery
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Cross-browser
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Dom manipulation
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Power
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Open source
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Plugins
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Easy
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Popular
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Feature-rich
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Html5
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Light weight
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Simple
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Great community
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CSS3 Compliant
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Mobile friendly
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Fast
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Intuitive
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Swiss Army knife for webdev
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Huge Community
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Easy to learn
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Clean code
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Because of Ajax request :)
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Just awesome
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Used everywhere
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Powerful
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Nice
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Widely Used
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Improves productivity
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Open Source, Simple, Easy Setup
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It Just Works
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Industry acceptance
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Allows great manipulation of HTML and CSS
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Javascript
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Easy Setup
Decisions about jQuery

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose jQuery in their tech stack.

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how jQuery and PHP are used in Talent LMS development.

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Htet Lin
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Any suggestions for non-vulnerable versions of Bootstrap and jQuery. Currently using the Bootstrap v3.3.7 and jQuery v1.10.2 and jQuery UI - v1.10.1 - 2013-02-28. After finishing the penetration test, they recommend upgrading the libraries to non-vulnerable versions. Please advise which version should I upgrade to Bootstrap and JQuery. Thanks.

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Hi all. I want to rewrite my system. I was a complete newbie 4 years ago and have developed a comprehensive business / finance web application that has been running successfully for 3 years (I am a business person and not a developer primarily although it seems I have become a developer). Front-end is written in native PHP (no framework) and jQuery with backend and where many processes run in MySQL. Hosted on Linux and also sends emails with attachments etc. The system logic is great and the business has grown and the system is creaking and needs to be modernised. I feel I would stick with MySql as DB and update / use Django / Spring or Laravel (because its php which I understand). To me, PHP feels old fashioned. I don't mind learning new things and also I want to set the system up that it can be easily migrated to Android/iOS app with SQLite. I would probably employ an experienced developer while also doing some myself. Please provide advice -- from my research it seems Spring/Java is the way to go ... not sure. Thanks

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Sujith Kattathara Bhaskaran

Heroku is unable to handle payment issues arising due to Indian Reserve Bank's decision to stop recurring card payments. I am using the following Heroku services:

  1. Web Dyno
  2. Worker Dyno (Scheduler)
  3. Cron To Go (Queue)
  4. ClearDB (MySQL)
  5. Heroku Redis (Queue Driver)

I have to migrate my Apache/ PHP/ Laravel/ HTML/ CSS/ jQuery/ MySQL application hosted on Heroku to a new provider. My current options visible are:

  1. AWS Fargate
  2. AWS Beanstalk
  3. Quovery
  4. Microsoft Azure
  5. Laravel Vapor
  6. Laravel Forge

Does anyone have any guidance on which of the above options (or any other option not identified above) is recommended for migrating away from Heroku? and why?

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Hello everyone, I'm in my last year at college and I've been self-studying web development for maybe a year. I learned Html, CSS, Bootstrap, and JavaScript, and jQuery basics, then I started to learn ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Core 3 bc this is what I really care about (backend development). I watched many tutorials and I built some small projects on my own but I know this is not just it to get a good job.. so I'm stuck now.. what should I do in the upcoming months till I graduate? I don't know how to work with a team or to work on a separate part of a big real project, deployment, and testing, and so on.. when to tell I'm ready to do interviews and get a good job?

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I run a music-based website (eatnoise.com) which was built ~ 7 years ago. It was built using the jQuery framework, using PHP and MySQL in the backend. The site wasn't successful business-wise, so the site is more or less dormant. Now, I am learning web development myself via structured, online tutorials from Udemy. After working as a band-booker for several years, I want to pivot the site to include band-booking and ticketing features. I have two options: Engage the web developers who built the site initially and pay them to make the upgrades, even though there are improved technologies that have come onto the market since to increase performance, security, and SEO, OR build the site myself to my specifications using technology clearly on the ascendant. The first option means I get to market much quicker, albeit the technology will be redundant sooner and comes at a performance cost. The second option means it could be a year before I am proficient enough at coding to build the product myself and would take months to build, but I have the latest in technology to make a good PWA, but I'd be able to debug and make changes to the site myself. I'm looking for the advice of experienced developers who might be able to suggest the best way forward.

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jQuery Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to jQuery?
Bootstrap
Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
React
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
AngularJS
AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
jQuery Mobile
jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-based user interface system designed to make responsive web sites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices.
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jQuery's Followers
60396 developers follow jQuery to keep up with related blogs and decisions.