jQuery Tutorials

Scripting Languages

jQuery Tutorials Scripting languages are programming languages mostly (but not necessarily exclusively) used for scripting that don't require an explicit compilation step. Scripting languages usually sits behind some programming language. These are designed for integrating and communicating with other programming languages. These languages usually have less access to the systems native abilities since they run on a subset of the original programming language. For ex. Javascript will not be able to access your file system. One common difference between a scripting language and a programming language is that, while a programming language is typically compiled first before being allowed to run, scripting languages are interpreted from source code or bytecode one command at a time. Generally, compiled languages run faster than scripting languages because they are first converted native machine code . Also, compilers read and analyze the code only once, and report the errors collectively that the code might have, but the interpreter will read and analyze the code statements each time it meets them and halts at that very instance if there is some error. Although scripting languages may have less access and are slower, they can be very powerful tools. One factor attributing to a scripting languages success is the ease of updating.

Scripting Language examples

  1. JavaScript
  2. Perl
  3. VBScript and VBA

Programming Language examples

  1. C
  2. C++
  3. Java


jQuery is a JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). It is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid website development. Moreover, it provides capabilities for developers to create plug-ins on top of the JavaScript library. Learn jQuery jQuery was originally created in January 2006 at BarCamp NYC by John Resig , influenced by Dean Edwards' earlier cssQuery library . In 2015, jQuery was used on 63% of the top 1 million websites, and 17% of all Internet websites. As of June 2018, jQuery is used on 73% of the top 1 million websites, and by 22.4% of all websites.