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Web developers have had to overcome a lot of obstacles. Probably the biggest hurdle that we’ve faced is the browser itself. Not only have we had to work around the incompatibilities of various browsers, but even at the best of times, we’ve been faced with hard-to-use, low-level APIs like the Document Object Model (DOM) and XmlHttpRequest.
Many libraries have been created to work around these problems, but one in particular has stood the test of time and has become the de facto standard: jQuery. In fact, jQuery is so popular that you would be hard pressed to find a website that doesn’t use it!
The jQuery function $() is the gateway to the whole jQuery library. In this short video from my course Introduction to jQuery, I’ll show you how to use the jQuery function to select elements.