Friday, August 10th, 2007
My colleague Brian Dillard has written a review of Learning JQuery:
There’s a lot to like about jQuery the library:
- The CSS selector-based DOM traversal provides a single, unified method of manipulating your markup and data. It’s less flexible than Prototype’s grab bag of DOM methods, but it’s easier to master. All of the major frameworks are scrambling to optimize their DOM traversal methods for speed and scalability, so it will be interesting to see how jQuery evolves.
- The crazy method-chaining allows simple, elegant DOM manipulation. Grab a node reference, change some visual properties and add behaviors – all on a single line.
- The stripped-down base library and plug-in framework offer an attractive solution to feature bloat and gigantic code footprints. The base jQuery library provides the underpinnings, but the plug-ins provide the bells and whistles one at a time.
Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 6:25 am