When jQuery was released in January 2006, it was difficult to believe that in a decade it will be used in 65% of the top 10 million most popular sites by traffic volume like Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and eBay.

Now what makes this free, open-source Javascript library so popular among the web biggies?

Well, according to me, the answer is its combination of versatility and extensibility that changed the way that millions of people write JavaScript. It is fast, lightweight, cross-platform Javascript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. Javascript is one of the most preferred way to develop the front-end code of website and jQuery is now synonymous to Javascript due to it’s ability to distill some of the most cumbersome functions in JavaScript down to a syntax that a non-developer would understand.

The syntax makes it easier to HTML document traversal and manipulation, select and manipulate DOM elements, animation, event-handling and develop Ajax applications. jQuery encourages developers to completely separate JavaScript code from HTML markup and even provide extensibility where new events, elements, and methods can be easily added and then reused as a plugin.

Microsoft included jQuery in within Visual Studio and it can be used in Microsoft’s ASP.NET AJAX and ASP.NET MVC frameworks. Even Nokia integrated it into the Web Run-Time widget development platform.

As the web standards are becoming more advanced and united, jQuery is evolving fast and in a more communal way than ever, keeping it relevant and a powerful tool for any web developer in future.

Learn how to tap into the power of jQuery to build extremely rich and elegant Web UIS, develop compelling user interfaces for Websites and applications using JQuery UI and develop mobile applications using jQuery Mobile framework, with SpringPeople’s various Online Live, instructor lead or classroom sessions.

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