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jQuery is a JavaScript library to interact with HTML, create simple animation and add AJAX capabilities. It works across browsers (don't most things do today?), and lets you do more with less.

If you're in the web design & development work, you would have heard about it unless you've been living under a rock, figuratively speaking. jQuery was released in January 2006 and is licensed under the GNU GPL and MIT license. In other words, jQuery is open source and available for free!

The library itself is just 97kB and the latest available version is jQuery 1.2.6 (the previously available version is jQuery 1.2.3). You can read more about the changes made in the latest version here:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pFIHldY_CksyThxfgx6krfA

EDIT: As Rey Bango points out, the jQuery library is just 16kB when Gzipped. Since most modern browsers support GZip compressed content, the web servers (if configured correctly) should send the content in a compressed form. Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2008 4:42 PM | Back to top


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Actually, jQuery is 30k when packed and only 16k when gzipped.

Rey - jQuery Project Team
Left by Rey Bango on Jun 30, 2008 6:16 AM

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