Proficiency: Intermediate
Years of Experience: 4

jQuery is a cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.

jQuery’s syntax is designed to make it easier to navigate a document, select elements, create animations, handle events, and develop Ajax applications. jQuery also provides capabilities for developers to create plugins on top of the JavaScript library.


jQuery is a great library of very useful functions. There are THOUSANDS of open source, thoroughly tested scripts that can save a programmer a lot of time and headaches.

I am still relatively new to jQuery, and I am strictly a user, not a contributor. But with every project, I check first to see if a jQuery script will accomplish what I am trying to do. And with every project I have another tool that is already compiled and optimized for use.