There is no doubt unto it’s awesomeness.
However, it has been remarked upon as getting bloated and so there was born a project called
which aimed to reduce bulk by modularising the code and allowing custom builds that had only what was
needed in them.
jQuery themselves have now provided this same functionality and everything is better
off for it.
jQuery is dropping support for some legacy IE versions and so that will cut out a lot of code
that was rarely ever used. Again, that will be a massive win against bloat.
jQuery is the kitchen sink - or at least everything but the kitchen sink. Given that
is so powerfull anyway, I have wondered for a long time if the main utility of
jQuery could be reproduced
in a small library. If I discard any browser compatilibility then we can make it even smaller. So
Zero.js is a lightweight library that does a small amount of what
jQuery does but in a tiny package. I
have included only the following:
I’d only think of using inside a controlled environment - e.g. personal tools - as it uses WeakMaps
which aren’t even in the latest Chrome unless and
chrome:flags switch is switched…