JQuery Dominance in Websites

by Robert L
JavaScript is a scripting language that allows Web authors to create dynamic pages that respond to user interaction. jQuery, built on top of JavaScript, can be used to create slide shows, drop-down menus, pop-ups and expandable/collapsible elements. jQuery has been the leading JavaScript library, by far, for a quite a while.

This article provides an impressive showcase of the prominent grasp of jQuery on the major venders of the internet. Of 17,000 high-traffic website 48% utilize jQuery in development, outclassing Flash’s presence of 47% utilization. This can be attributed to the ease of usability in programming and responsiveness designed in jQuery’s syntax, coupled with it’s HTML5-compliance already designed within jQuery code, gives it an edge against Flash. The report furthermore provides evidence of the growth and sustainability to open-source multimedia programning over proprietary-owned Dev-tools. jQuery’s web presence will be one that is not easily overcome.

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4 thoughts on “JQuery Dominance in Websites

  • May 6, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Wow, those statistics are indeed impressive. And to imagine, I’ve never once heard about jQuery until this class. I do agree with you, I too believe that the substantial growth of jQuery, along with other open source tools, are growing at a rapids pace due to the ease of obtaining the source code. Good find on this article as it helped me realize how well jQuery is doing.

  • May 6, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Some impressive number JQuery is pulling even beating the language that it based on. That is exciting to have a open source web, where anybody can contributes.

  • May 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    JQuery has always been number one. The coding is apparently very simple to use and the way browsers are being created and built, it just seems like they can handle any code thrown at them. The statistics seem about right and I like how you brought fact to back up your reasoning.

  • May 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    In the end, it’s all about versatility and performance. So many developers have found a liking for JQuery due to the fact that it is both versatile and performs as expected, not to mention its simplicity. Given the statistics you mentioned, I foresee an even larger popularity across a broad array of developers.

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