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yoav green
yoav green
8,611 Points

learning jQuery


i'm doing the front-end track, started learning a few weeks ago with the site and enjoying it generally. there is a course now that covers J-query.

from all of my research Jquery is irrelevant in our days, and it's a bummer that it has been included in the track. i don't know if i should learn it, because i'm interested learning react.

so first of all - what do you think about the relevance of Jquery, and second and more important - when exactly in august does the "react basics refresh" course going to be published?

thank's alot, yoav

1 Answer

Kyle Knapp
Kyle Knapp
21,526 Points

While it's true that new technologies are making jQuery less appealing for new projects, jQuery is still prolific in existing web sites and code bases.

If you're serious about becoming a professional developer, it's highly likely that you'll run into jQuery at some point in your career, and need to learn it anyways.

You may decide to not use jQuery in your own projects, but you'll probably end up working for a company or on a project that requires you to at least understand jQuery.

Also, in my experience, jQuery was very easy to learn and it only took me a few hours to understand the important parts.

Personally, I don't use jQuery much on my own projects, but I'm glad that I know it, because knowing it qualifies me to work on more of other people's projects.

I'm not sure about the React Basics Refresh course release date.

yoav green
yoav green
8,611 Points

thanks for the response Kyle :)