jQuery is a cross-browser Javascript library that provides abstractions for DOM traversal, event handling, animation, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development.

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What benefits are there to native JavaScript development? [closed]

Given how much simpler jQuery development is, when compared to native JavaScript, what makes people forgo libraries like jQuery altogether? Is this because jQuery has limitations or it is slow? I ...
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Why is extending the DOM/built-in object prototypes a bad idea?

I'm looking for a definitive answer to why extending built-in prototypes is so heavily chastised in the JS developer community. I've been using the Prototype JS framework for a while, and to me doing [...
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Benefits to starting JavaScript “for” loops at 0, or just traditional? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Defend zero-based arrays I'm running code that loops through an array of HTML IDs. With the HTML IDs named content1, content2, …, content12, my loop looks like: for (var ...
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Advantages of using pure JavaScript over JQuery

What are the advantages of using Javascript-only versus using JQuery-only? I have limited experience with JavaScript and JQuery coding. I've added bits and snippets of each to HTML pages but I've ...
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What does Douglas Crockford mean when he says jQuery doesn't scale? [closed]

In the Q&A section of this talk, Douglas Crockford says that jQuery doesn't scale as well as some other popular libraries. What does he mean by that, and what is it about the other libraries that ...
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How do I convince my boss (and other devs) to use/consider Unobtrusive JavaScript

I'm pretty new in our develepors team. I need some strong arguments and/or "pitfall" examples, so my boss will finally understand the advantages of Unobtrusive JavaScript, so that he, and the rest of ...
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What are deferred callbacks?

I understand the idea of a callback, where I pass a function into another function and that function then uses the supplied function at will. I am struggling to understand deferred callbacks, even ...
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Is there a canonical book on creating highly interactive websites (eg. “Flash” like) with HTML5/CSS3/JS/jQuery? [closed]

I know some of the basics of these technologies already, but it is mostly limited to more static sites. Using things like HTMl5 semantic elements, CSS3 gradients, shadows, @font-face etc. Is there a ...
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How to handle large scale js+jquery projects using well written, Object-Oriented JavaScript and jQuery code? [closed]

I love the whole user experience/interface thing and put a lot of jQuery and JavaScript (pure JavaScript for HTML5 stuff, like canvas, file API, etc). The problem I face now is that my codes are ...
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strategy to display value for a html select

Strategy to display value for a html select I have a spring boot, application. On the client side, I use JQuery I would like to know the strategy to display "static value" for a html select. ...
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When/Where to create/assign event handlers to its elements

Lets say I have the following code // JS $(function(){ $('[data-mc=logout]').click(function(){ if (!confirm(myconfig.msg['asklogout'])) { return false; ...
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Attempting to make a Cross Domain AJAX request to a Server I don't own

I'm aware that javascript programs running in a browser are bound to the same-origin policy which prevents them from requesting services from a server that is on a different domain. What I've gathered ...