Jesse DispotoFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 14,537 Points
Is using jQuery for AJAX the preferred method? The way in the video seems convoluted and confusing
The way in the video seems convoluted and confusing, especially for doing so little with the request (or so it seems). On a larger scale, is using jQuery more acceptable?
Steven Parker176,821 Points
Once you've used jQuery to do AJAX, you'll never think of doing it with primitive calls again.
But there's also the Fetch API that brings the simplicity of jQuery to native JS. The only downside I can think of to Fetch is that it does not transparently handle certain CORS (security) situations like jQuery does.
Steven mudie4,741 Points
also wondering if ajax is still relevant with a modern web stack as it says this course is getting retired in a month?