JQuery Overview


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jQuery is an open source JavaScript library that simplifies the interaction between HTML and JavaScript.

Created by John Resig in 2005, released in January of 2006.

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2 Terms to memorize for this lesson:

DOM:  Document Object Model. It defines the logical structure of documents and the way a document is accessed and manipulated.
API: Application programming interface is a particular set of rules (‘code’) and specifications that software programs can follow to communicate with each other. It serves as an interface between different software programs and facilitates their interaction, similar to the way the user interface facilitates interaction between humans and computers.


Go to try.jquery.com and create a free account to be able to demostrate your progress to your instructor then click “Play now for Free”.

Try jQuery is a combination of videos, interactive console challenges, and writing code in the browser.

You’ll need about 3 hours of time to make it through everything.

TAKE NOTES while watching videos.

Here are the links to the lessons: 
(Please do not forget to create your Free Account)

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