Is jQuery Still Relevant?
Junior developers will find it very easy to start using jQuery to manipulate the DOM. It is especially popular among amateur web developers and junior front-end coders. These software developers find that jQuery API provides an elegant and intuitive way to work with the DOM. For many coders, at various levels, jQuery provides a platform to normalize the DOM. Write the code once and let jQuery figure out the nuances of the different browsers for us. jQuery makes it easy to locate your DOM elements, filter what you need, inspect the DOM, manipulate it, and add behavior to the elements.
I find jQuery particularly useful when building prototypes, especially when paired with Bootstrap or a Bootstrap theme template. None the less, jQuery is suited for any type of app because of its general purpose nature and as such can be used everywhere or a wide variety of devices and platform. Nowadays, it best suited to add behavior to web site rather than web apps. Web applications tend to be a bit more complex with ever increasing functionality and features. As such, it needs to be built with a high degree of separation of layers and components and a well thought out architecture.
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