The Benefits of Learning JQuery
One of the largest headaches when writing any front-end code is the idea of being able to have one set of commands that is compatible across all browsers. In fact, larger corporations often have quality control departments that specialize in testing their web content in all browsers looking for ways that users can “break” the experience through use or settings.
Where Do I Start?
Perhaps the best place to start would be the website itself for JQuery. Learn.JQuery.com is an excellent resource for the beginning coder, putting together all the tools you will need to be successful. First, they provide the downloadable software for writing the code. Secondly, they have an excellent menu of choices for resources for the beginning or advanced coder. And possibly most importantly, they have wonderful community support, resources, and a knowledge base that allows you to find solutions to the problems you may be having with your JQuery code.
Beyond that, you have the API documentation available, as well as tutorials. The documentation allows you to see what libraries exist within JQuery and how to use them inside the language. Consider them a technical manual to the language. In the tutorials, they provide you with a good starting point for working with the syntax. You can start learning and working with the actual language on their website. As we continue this series, we will delve deeper into the JQuery language and look at the best places to start as well as coding examples. We encourage you to continue with this series to see just why learning JQuery is an excellent entry point for a Web development coder.
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