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“jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.” (jQuery, retrieved sept. 24 2011)

As of 2011, jQuery seems to be the JavaScript library to learn. According to (Wikipedia) (consulted on sept. 2011), it is used by over 46% of the 10,000 most visited websites and jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library in use today.


  • jQuery homepage (including download, tutorials and manual)
  • jQuery (Wikipedia)


  • Several other O'Reilly JavaScript books do include introductions to JQuery