We live in a time where web technologies are changing more rapidly than ever before. As many of us know, you’re not quite limited to just CSS and HTML if you’re willing to throw a little JS into the mix. But many of us also recognize that things are going in a different direction. We might be at a point where the frontend developer’s job might as well be done by a bot. In a future where that job can be outsourced, will using jQuery still be important to us? I’m sure there will be plenty of arguments for jQuery being obsolete, and I’ll give it some serious thought myself, but I wanted to get some community thoughts on this matter.
The thing with jQuery is that it wasn’t good enough to be a stand-alone library. Now that it is in core it must become useful, this is where most of the time is going into. jQuery still is a must have to make a website usable and that is not going away any time soon.
Why people think jQuery is obsolete
I think jQuery is very important to modern websites, I mean, I’m not a web developer, I just make blog posts and stuff, but I really use jQuery a lot. I think it can be useful for making things easier.
Advantages of jQuery
jQuery has its good and bad sides, you can make things like an application or website with jQuery easy, but on the other hand it could make things like coding a website from scratch not easy.
jQuery is easy to use and has an incredible selection of function. I believe it is one of the most advanced frameworks out there. Many times I hear people say “I’m learning jQuery” or “I’m trying to learn jQuery”, that is a pretty big statement for a web developer to make, because there are so many other frameworks available. jQuery is one of the most used frameworks out there.