June 24, 2016
Why drop jQuery now?
When I was a beginner, I became very good in HTML & CSS and could use jQuery. Some jQuery plugins here and there, but it was just only implementing the examples, change the selectors and it was done. But when I had a bug like jQuery is undefined, I could not fix it, because I didn't exactly understand what was happening.
If I missed some resources in the list, please add them in the comments, then I will add them to this list!
Comments from WordPress
- Micah Stewart 2016-06-26T17:13:42Z
I agree that we should strive to understand JS and not rely on JS libraries to get us by, but I may have never wanted to learn more than basic web code if I had to use vanilla JS to make my first crappy websites move.
jQuery helps lower the barrier of entry in a lot of ways. I know a lot of it's purpose is lost with the evergreen browsers, but I would argue that it still can be a very helpful tool to foster a positive learning environment for beginners.
- Raymon Schouwenaar 2016-06-27T05:48:58Z
Well you have a good point that jQuery helped you to move forwards in webdevelopment! But a lot of people stick to jQuery and can't develop without it, and that is not a good thing ;-)
- Francis Kim 2016-07-01T01:30:16Z
- Raymon Schouwenaar 2016-07-01T04:57:38Z
Thanks! Good to know, you are thinking the same wat