Is jQuery Still Relevant in 2023?
#1 Here are some of the reasons why jQuery is still relevant in 2023:
i) Ease of use
ii) Wide range of features
jQuery has provided us with a wide range of features for interacting with the DOM, including DOM manipulation, event handling, and AJAX etc. We can easily manipulate everything we want while using it.
iii) Large community and ecosystem
It also has a large and active community of developers who are ready to help the new devs 24/7 so if you are new to jQuery just throw a question there and within a few minutes you will get an answer to that. This means that there are many resources available to help you learn and use it, and there are also many plugins and libraries available to extend the functionality of this powerful JS library.
It is compatible with all major browsers and devices altogether and just a few years ago there was not any other JS library which could have provided that much compatibility with the browsers. This makes it a good choice for developing web applications that need to be compatible with a wide range of users.
#2 Here are some more useful details about jQuery
i) jQuery is a free and open-source library
ii) jQuery is licensed under the MIT License
iii) jQuery is hosted on GitHub
iv) jQuery is used by millions of websites and web applications around the world
#3 jQuery Plugins
Its functionality multiplies hundred folds with the usage of plugins. Over the course of time many new plugins have been introduced to make it very useful for everyone and for every task.
Here are some of the most popular jQuery plugins
i) jQuery UI
ii) Slick Slider
iv) Magnific Popup
v) Owl Carousel
vi) jQuery Validation
vii) jQuery Cookie
viii) jQuery ColorPicker
ix) jQuery Datepicker
x jQuery Timepicker
#4 Examples of jQuery
Here are some examples of how jQuery can be used to add interactivity to a website:
i) To change the text of a paragraph element
<p id="my-paragraph">This is my paragraph.</p>
ii) To add an event listener to a button element
HTML <button id="my-button">Click me!</button>
iii) To send an AJAX request
#5 When to use jQuery
Here are some of the scenarios where jQuery needs to be used
i) When we are building a simple website that needs some interactivity
ii) When we are working on an existing web application that uses jQuery
iii) When we are required to add interactivity to a website that needs to be compatible with a wide range of browsers and devices.
#6 When not to use jQuery
We cannot use jQuery wherever we want. There are some scenarios where we should not use it which we have mentioned below:
i) When we are building a complex web application that requires a lot of modularity and scalability. It’s highly advised to to use it.
ii) While building web apps which need to be as fast and performant as possible.