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Is jQuery a programming language?



jQuery is not a programming language instead it is a cross-platform JavaScript library . It doesn't have its own syntax, but rather a set of conventions for using JavaScript syntax. All the scripting you write in jQuery is converted to JavaScript internally. One line of code written using jQuery may be equal to many lines of code written using JavaScript which means developers will have to write only few lines of code.

Unlike traditional programming languages (C,C++. Java etc.), it is interpreted, not executed. When the jQuery script inserted into HTML code, jQuery becomes part of the HTML document. The jQuery script rests on the server until it accessed. When jQuery script accessed, the code is parsed by the browser and then the code is interpreted. Also, the appropriate JavaScript libraries are delivered to the browser for the JQuery code. Finally, the browser interprets the content and delivers it to the user in the HTML document .

jQuery is just optimized to do the common scripting functions with fewer lines of code. It's a cross-platform feature-rich scripting library specially designed to handle client-side scripting of HTML. . It also takes care of browser compatibility issue which is a programmer's nightmare during deployment. There are many other JavaScript libraries available like MooTools, Knockout etc. and jQuery is one of the most popular among them.









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