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Elena Man20,146 Points
Could someone explain to me why the updated AJAX course doesn't teach jQuery-based AJAX? Did something happen or is jQuery no longer recommended to be used when making AJAX requests?
Steven Parker215,954 Points
The "fetch" mechanism provides a native interface that's about as easy to use as jQuery. My guess is they figured it was easier to learn and decided it was the preferred method to teach.
A bit of a shame, though, since jQuery has some neat stuff "under the hood" that fetch doesn't do — like the ability to resolve many CORS issues transparently.