jQuery Introduction

jQuery means "write less do more". It is a lightweight, "write less, do more" and JavaScript library created by John Resig in 2006. jQurey is used to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. jQuery also gives you the ability to create an Ajax based application in a quick and simple way. jQuery is just a JavaScript library. It makes easy to use JavaScript on your website. jQuery can be called as an abstraction layer. In jQuery, you can write the several lines of JavaScript code and wrap it into functions and can call that function with a single line of code. jQuery does not replace JavaScript. While writing the jQuery the code you write is still a JavaScript code. To use jQuery, you don't need to be a JavaScript expert. jQuery is used to simplify the complex things from JavaScript like DOM manipulation and AJAX calls, so that without knowing a lot about JavaScript you can do all these things.