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Posted By tutorialStash on Javascript - jQuery was released in 2006, and within several years it became the most popular JavaScript library in use on the web (used by 70% of the top 100,000 sites online). At the time, there were many libraries similar to jQuery competing for this developer mindshare (Prototype, MooTools, Dojo, etc.). But jQuery emerged as the clear winner of the JavaScript library wars. So what gave jQuery that edge? This post describes several reasons, summing it up with this:

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