What is JQuery?

JQuery is the most popular JavaScript Library. Libraries in programming are collections of multiple functions inside a single file, like Jquery. Jquery was released in 2006 and now a days, 75% of websites are using JQuery. JQuery has wide range of actions, like Event Handling, DOM Interaction, DOM manipulation, Animations, AJAX interaction etc making Jquery one of the most popular JavaScript Library. JQuery is also very easy to learn.

What Jquery can do?

JQuery can simplify Javascript Programming.

The best thing about Jquery is that Jquery is supported by Old Internet Explorer versions, like 6, 7,8 (jQuery 1 versions) . A Single line of Jquery Expression will work on new and old browsers.

Reason To Choose JQuery

  1. Light Weight, 30kb file (minified and gziped).
  2. Upto 50% less syntax than JavaScript.
  3. Support I.E. 8 and below browsers ( JQuery 1+ versions).
  4. 2000+ free plugins available on jQuery site.

Jquery Examples

Select Multiple Items in jQuery

Select Single Item in jQuery

Jquery Slide effect.

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Collapsible content using JQuery Click event and slideToggle.

Jquery Fade effect

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Jquery Animation

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There are many more interested things which we can do using JQuery. In our next article, we'll start from the beginning, how to include jQuery library, how to download, various versions of Jquery etc.

Jquery AJAX

JQuery supports AJAX with many build in functions. See example.

JQuery load function



  url: "/api/pincode",
  method: "GET",
  data: {
    zipcode: 972013
  success: function( result ) {
    $( "#pincode-data" ).html( result  );