Adding jQuery to Your Web Pages
There are several ways to start using jQuery on your web site. You can:
- Download the jQuery library from jQuery.com
- Include jQuery from a CDN, like Google
There are two versions of jQuery available for downloading:
- Production version - this is for your live website because it has been minified and compressed
- Development version - this is for testing and development (uncompressed and readable code)
Both versions can be downloaded from jQuery.com.
jQuery was first released in January 2006 by John Resig at BarCamp NYC. It is currently headed by Timmy Wilson and maintained by a team of developers.
Nowadays, jQuery is widely used technology. Most of the websites are using jQuery.
jQuery Release History
Let's see the release dates of jQuery versions.
|1.2 10||September, 2007|
|1.3 14||January, 2009|
|1.4 14||January, 2010|
|1.5 31||January, 2011|
|1.6 3||May, 2011|
|1.7 3,||November, 2011|
|1.8 9||August, 2012|