jQuery isn’t useful anymore. Here’s why.

Do we still need jQuery to DOM-script web pages?

Ivano Di Gese
Sep 29, 2019 · 4 min read

It’s not about the advent of Angular, React or Vue, it’s more a fact. Developers know that frontend programming has been evolved into something serious, very serious, and that’s why we need a modern JS framework like those I told before to better implement OOP, design patterns, performance improvements, code management and reusability, but it’s even deeper than that. I will explain, using key case studies, why jQuery is becoming useless day after day and will become nonsense in few months.

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No way: jQuery is so popular

No way: jQuery is animated, too cool for me!

No way: jQuery selectors are fundamental

No way: jQuery simplifies AJAX

No way: jQuery is integrated in Bootstrap and other UI frameworks

Conclusions: way. jQuery is almost useless…

But one things is for sure. In less than 1 year jQuery will be totally useless for new projects even if it will supported for some more. After all, with the advent of Angular, Vue and React, jQuery is just becoming a long date friend, one of those you can’t wait to leave and abandon forever.

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