Thursday, February 15, 2007

jQuery JavaScript Library

Last night I got completely sucked into jQuery, one of the most astonishing JavaScript libraries I've ever seen. I haven't worked with a ton of libraries, mostly because since the peak in AJAX popularity, they are popping up everywhere. There are literally dozens of really great JavaScript libraries out there, including some from Yahoo, Microsoft, Ajaxium and many others.

jQuery is completely amazing in various respects, but the first of which is that the library file is like 19k! When you open it up to check out it's source, you get the javascript compressed version of jQuery which is mostly incomprehensible and not human readable. So in one day I picked up on it pretty quickly and was able to do some drag-and-drop sorting of a list. Pretty sweet! I am stoked to get into this more.


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