JQuery overtakes Flash

by David H
The article that I read this week is about JQuery over take Adobe Flash on websites. JQuery is the most popular in JavaScript library. The author mentions that the percentage
using JQuery is higher than Flash which is 48 percent of the website is using JQuery. There are 47 percentage that website is using Adobe Flash. Even though, there is 1 percent that most website using JQuery than Adobe Flash, but most website developer choose to use JQuery more than Adobe Flash. “This ease of use is a major reason for jQuery’s rapid adoption, in addition to the fact that it is open source instead of a proprietary product, like Flash.” This shows that JQuery increases the productivity of the developer by enabling them to achieve critical User Interface functionality by writing very less amount of code. It is simple to use than Adobe Flash. JQuery can implement some functions that Adobe Flash can’t do it. Adobe Flash is more about 3D animation.

I think this article relates to class because in class we saw some of demonstration about JQuery. We can see how fancy of website if we implement JQuery to the site. In my opinion, I think JQuery is easy to use and it has more advantage than Flash. From the article I have learned that JQuery helps to improve the performance of the application. It also helps to develop most browser compatible web page and fast. In addition, it helps to implement User Interface relate critical functionality without writing hundreds of lines of codes.


jQuery overtakes flash on worlds top websites. (2011, Aug 24). Business Wire, pp. n/a.

5 thoughts on “JQuery overtakes Flash

  • May 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Nice article and summary! It seems like everything about Adobe Flash is going down hill. And in this case JQuery seems like be winning in every aspect. Hopefully JQuery will become more popular as it offers benefits for both end users and developers.

  • May 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    That sounds like an interesting article to read. And also with the impending release of HTML5, Adobe Flash will have to find something to attract their customers before it’s too late. It is helpful of jQuery to write a simple line or two of code instead of having to write a whole block of code for Adobe Flash. Probably Flash hoped to be a monopoly on it’s products which is why it is so proprietary, which has come back to bite them.

  • May 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I really enjoyed reading your article, I never knew how fast JQuery was being adopted and taking over the industry. I really hope Flash can come up with a strategy to keep its customers. I believe one of the biggest downfall of the company was that the software was not open source nor was it easy to code with. They got greedy and wanted to be the only one in the market. As it seems the plan backfired and they are now being replaced by JQuery.

  • May 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Good article, I didn’t realize that JQuery was becoming as popular as it is and that people are adopting it as fast as they are. This is just another thing that is putting a nail in Adobe’s coffin. JQuery is much easier and more user friendly to cade than flash is so ill be interested to see what adobe does about this.

  • May 6, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Great article!! and very well descriptive summary. This is amazing how fast JQuery is becoming popular. I have work with flash in the past but don’t have much experience with JQuery. However, there is no doubt in my mind that JQuery will be one of the most popular language in the near future.

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