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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Introduction to jQuery Why jQuery? A Brief History of Front-end Development

Jquery, a dated/poor performing tool?

So alot of sources I look at online seem to indicate JQuery is becoming a thing of the past.

It's often cited as slowing down websites, being poorly implemented, and generally making other delevopmet in the back-end and front-end needlessly complex. I'm just curious what the Treehouse team has to say on this. Is JQuery really still neccessary for front-end developers to know? Has a new standard go-to library arisen that makes JQuery obsolete? So on and so Forth

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Heyy Jacob, I'll definitely go through those podcasts

Hi Jacob, I have not personally heard any of the things that you said about jQuery. Just the opposite. My understanding has been that jQuery helps with cross browser compatibility compared to straight js. I'm curious where you heard that?

Hey John, a few podcasts I listen to (Coder Radio, Talk Python With Me, lots of the software side of things) mention it now and again, so I decided to research it. There's a lot of articles online aswell about JQuery slowing down website loading times etc. etc. a quick google search of "Jquery problems" will bring up many many lists.

It could just be internet/programmer snobbery, I know. But that's why I've asked, so I know from other programmers in real-time.

Hey Jacob, I've been looking for a decent development podcast...I'll give those a listen.