Last Updated: May 08, 2017
· maryparker

History of jQuery

jQuery came into existence on January 2006 at BarCamp NYC. It was developed by John Resig. John wanted to separate JavaScript from HTML tag so that the code looks clean and becomes easier to understand. This gave him the reason to start the work on a JavaScript library which he named as jQuery.

The first jQuery Code:
<button id="test">Click</button>
$("#test").click(function() {
alert("Button is clicked" );

You can see that the jQuery code is separate from the HTML syntax.

Developer Community Response
jQuery became an instant hit right from the time it was released. Website like Digg and Delicious covered it on their first page.
Today hundreds of contributors and thousands of developers work for the development of this library.
More information on the jQuery Team Members is available -

Learning jQuery
To learn jQuery, for using in your website, is very simple. You can take help of various tutorial websites that teaches jQuery -

It hardly takes 1 week to learn jQuery.