jQuery Review by ajaxBlender
jQuery is one of our favorite frameworks to work with. It helps us to speed up development while using less code. The jQuery guys really did create a simple but still powerful library. We use it for about 70% of the JS elements components that we build.
Why Use jQuery
- jQuery is lightweight (only 19Kb)
- Large development community
- Great variety of useful plugins available
- Short syntax
- Works fast
The only problem we see with jQuery (and it is a minor one), is that their extension (jQuery.UI) could be improved a little. It is still good, but for more advanced development of web UI controls such as sliders, window panels, modal windows, scrollers, etc., you may want to look into the Ext.JS framework.