jQuery Eases JavaScript, AJAX Development

eWeek: jQuery Eases JavaScript, AJAX Development

As more developers adopt the practice of AJAX-style development to create more interactive applications, they are looking for tools to make the job easier.

One such tool is jQuery, which some users say makes AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) development cleaner by making using JavaScript easier. JavaScript is notoriously difficult to work with, said a group of experts at Microsoft’s Lang.Net symposium in early August, in Redmond, Wash.

John Resig, the creator of jQuery, said the technology reached its 1.0 release on Aug. 26. jQuery is essentially a new type of JavaScript library that allows developers to work “unobtrusively” with JavaScript.

Resig, in Cambridge, Mass., said jQuery is “not a huge, bloated framework promising the best in AJAX—nor is just a set of needlessly complex enhancements—jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.” [Read on]

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