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Elena Man
Elena Man
20,991 Points

AJAX Retired

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?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
227,114 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.